Do The Shore 12/18 – 12/22

With the arrival of December, so comes a host of holiday-themed, family events and concerts. Here are some of this week’s highlights!

Sea Isle City Vol. Fire Department’s Annual Christmas Celebration for Children
Wednesday, December 18th from 6:30 pm
Where: Fire House – JFK Blvd & Park Rd, Sea Isle City
The Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Christmas Celebration for Children is Dec. 18, at 6:30 pm inside the Fire House, JFK Boulevard and Park Road. After traveling through town on a holiday float pulled by a fire engine, Santa will arrive at the celebration at 6:30 pm and speak with all the children in attendance.

Waissail, Wassail! Music for the Yuletide Season
Thursday, December 19th from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Willow Creek Winery – 628 Stevens St, West Cape May
Access to Art will present the famed Baltimore Consort with “Waissail, Wassail! Music for the Yuletide Season,” Old Carols and Dance Tunes from the British Isles, France, Spain and Appalachia on Dec. 19 at 7 pm at the Willow Creek Winery at 628 Stevens St., West Cape May. The event is partially underwritten by the Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation. An evening of mulled wine, and selected wines from the vineyard will be available to those who wish to purchase them to accompany the concert. Tickets for the concert are $25. Adults, and $20. Seniors.

LCMR Baseball Dinner with Santa
Friday, December 20th from 5 to 7 pm
Where: Lower Cape May Regional High School Cafeteria – 687 Rte 9, Cape May
The LCM Baseball Boosters will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser with Santa on Friday, December 20th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Lower Cape May Regional High School cafeteria. Come down and share in some Holiday Cheer while you enjoy a great meal. Anyone purchasing a ticket will also receive free admission to the LCMR Boys Basketball home opener vs. Absegami at 7pm. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for kids. All proceeds will benefit the LCMR Varsity Baseball team and their spring trip to Myrtle Beach. Call Tod Shoffler at 609-602-8100 for more information. Tickets are available at the door.

Ferry Merry Christmas Party
Saturday, December 21st from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal – Ferry Road/Sandman Blvd, North Cape May
Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the annual Ferry Merry Christmas Party, Sat. Dec. 21 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in North Cape May. The party includes winter carnival games, art and crafts, balloon art and a chance for children to meet Santa and present their requests for presents. A free, kid-friendly hot chocolate bar will be available to participants. Be sure to bring a camera!
For information on Lower Township Recreation Department events, call 886-7880, ext. 0.

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 21st from 2 to 7:30 pm
Where: Music Pier – Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment. All the famous fairy-tale characters take on all of the memorable roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Midas warns Big Bad that he’ll be visited by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, and the Queen of Hearts respectively). This fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic and features kids in 3rd – 8th grades from the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Call 609-525-9300 or visit for tickets.

Brunch with Santa Claus
Sunday, December 22nd from 11:30 am
Where: VFW Post 1963, Sea Isle City
The VFW’s 2013 Brunch with Santa Claus is set for Dec. 22, at 11:30 a.m., at VFW Post 1963 on JFK Boulevard (263-005 or visit