Do The Shore: Dec. 13 to Dec. 19

Cheery Cherry House Christmas Tour
Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.
Cherry House, 637 Hughes St., Cape May
See over a dozen beautifully decorated rooms in this 168-year-old, privately owned home on one of Cape May’s oldest streets. Frank and Beth Acker invite you to travel back through time while viewing Santa and Mrs. Claus beside the tinsel-covered tree; the dining room table set with Christmas turkey and trimmings; the parlor Christmas tree ornamented with family decorations from the 1800s; and the glow of Dicken’s Village lit windows and mantel. Adults $10, children (under 10) free. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

John Walter Cape Community Band Free Holiday Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.
Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City
Enjoy your favorite Christmas and Hanukkah music as the John Walter Cape Community Band plays holiday songs that are sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Admission is free! For more information, call (609) 362-6812 or visit

Winter Wonderland 2017
Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Escape to the North Pole this Holiday Season as Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Explore unique gifts from various merchants in our enchanted shopping village. Sip on a cozy cup of hot cocoa and enjoy special seasonal treats as you mosey on over to Santa’s Workshop. All aboard the Congress Hall Express! You won’t want to miss the train ride as it travels around Cape May’s North Pole. For more information, visit

Cape May Stage presents “The Ultimate Christmas Show”
Thursday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
When a big storm shuts down the Garden State Parkway, the three presenters are forced to present a very ambitious Christmas show at Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. For tickets and more information, visit or call (609) 770-8311.

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall when winter roller skating kicks off! Multiple sessions are available Friday through Sunday, as well as a Toddler Skate session on Friday morning starting Jan. 5, 2018. Admission is $5 per person. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates, or they can rent them from our facility. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters is $2. Scheduling is available for birthday skate parties and private events. Call the Recreation Department at (609) 884-9565.

2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Friday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.
Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, Del.
Take a ferry ride to the winter carnival at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with ice skating, amusement rides, crafts and activities at Santa’s Workshop. The Ferry offers shuttles to the Spectacular Light Show in Cape Henlopen State Park! The Christmas Village returns to the Lewes Terminal this holiday season and it’s bigger and brighter! Packed with indoor & outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes the Visit Delaware Ice Rink, five amusement rides, Santa’s Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and new this year, the Lodge, a heated tent serving bites & beverages. The festival runs through Dec. 31, Friday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays), with additional dates the week after Christmas. No parking or entrance fees at the Village!

Lamplighter Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Relive the memories of Christmas past on this self-guided evening tour of a selection of Cape May’s fine Bed and Breakfast inns and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays, with a unique theme at each location. Owners will share a presentation at each location. The tour also includes a visit to the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit, receive your souvenir gift, and enjoy warm beverages and holiday treats. Adults $20, children (3-12) $15. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

‘A Christmas Carol,’ The Broadway Musical
Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. But he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Tickets are on sale now at

SPQR Stage Company presents “Magic Flowers”
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.
Aerodrome, 251 Ranger Rd. at the Cape May Airport, Rio Grande
“Magic Flowers” takes place on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. Ethel Pahoni, an advertising copywriter, is prepared to spend another Christmas Eve alone, with the cheapest bottle of Burgundy money can buy. Ethel’s bliss is interrupted by a man selling “magic flowers” that he claims will help Ethel find love. After hemming and hawing, Ethel buys the flowers to get rid of the man. The next thing Ethel knows, Ralph Adams (the other part of Ethel’s advertising team, whom she despises) shows up at her door with a bottle of champagne. Chaos and comedy ensue. Tickets are $10. For tickets and more information, call (323) 793-2153 or email

‘Fantasia Christmas’
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Saluting the happiest season of all, Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops will celebrate a special “Fantasia Christmas” concert, combining popular holiday songs and traditional hymns with favorite selections from time-honored Walt Disney classics. Vocal and instrumental pieces are sure to enchant and inspire audiences of all ages. As a special bonus, “Fantasia Christmas” will also feature performances by six area young people, winners of the Jersey Shore Pops Talent Contest.

8th Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.
Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association presents the 28th Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour from 4 to 8 p.m. Dennis Township Middle School Student Government students will serve as greeters to distribute programs and get tour goers started on their way. The Middletones Carolers will perform through the village in period costume. Refreshments and comfort stations will be located at the Dennisville United Methodist Church Social Hall, the Dennis Volunteer Fire Station and the Dennis Township Old School House Museum. The Dennis Volunteer Fire Station will also be open with new and antique equipment on display, and light refreshments. Tickets are $15, sold at the Dennisville Post Office the day of the tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available online at For more information, call (609) 861-1338 or email

44th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May
This self-guided walking tour, the main attraction of Cape May’s festive holiday season, allows visitors to choose from a large selection of homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate and “An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit” in the Carroll Gallery. Limited shuttle service on heated trolleys. Adults $35, children (3-12) $20. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Ferry Merry Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 12 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
The “Ferry Merry Christmas” party from noon to 3 p.m. includes winter carnival games, art and crafts, balloon art, and a chance for children to meet Santa Claus and present their requests for presents. Attendees can look forward to performances filled with mirth, magic and mystery, three craft stations for kids, face painting, costumed characters and more. Don’t forget your list and camera for a visit with Santa! For more information, call the Parks and Recreation department at (609) 886-7880 ext. 0.