Do The Shore: Dec. 19 to Dec. 25


Cape May Stage Presents “An Actor’s Carol”
Thursday, Dec. 20 to Saturday, Dec. 22
Robert Shackleton Playhouse, corner of Bank & Lafayette streets, Cape May

Having played Scrooge many times, a cranky actor finds himself visited by three spirits of his own. A cast of four play 17 characters in this hilarious new look at a classic that reminds us that the most jaded among us can find magic in the holiday season – and in the theater as well. Hours are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 3 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit

The Santaland Diaries
Thursday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 23
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May

Come see Congress Hall’s own production of “The Santaland Diaries” with the help of Cape May Stage. A struggling young writer takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy’s in New York City. Go deep into the heart of Christmas and get your holiday in high gear with this hilarious one-man show. Starring Donald Toal, directed by Marlena Lustik. Cost is $25, $39 for lunch and $59 for dinner. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall
Thursday, Dec. 20 to Tuesday, Dec. 25
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May

The North Pole comes to Cape May at Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland every Thursday through Sunday now to Dec. 28. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and sweet treats while shopping 15 specialty vendors. Be sure to hop on the Congress Hall Express and Carousel. Just steps away in Santa’s Workshop you’ll find elves with Christmas crafts and story time with Mrs. Claus. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Christmas Day hours are 12 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 23
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins again at Cape May Convention Hall! Family Skate: Fridays 4-6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Teen Skate: Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Toddler Skating: Fridays starting on Jan. 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they are available to rent. Admission fee for Family Skate is $5 per skater and $2 for non-skaters, and admission fee for Teen Skate is $5 for all entries. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. For more information, call (609) 884-9565 or visit

Lamplighter Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
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. Innkeepers 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. For more information and tickets, visit

Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 12 p.m.
City Hall, 9th & Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Enjoy free horse and carriage rides throughout the holiday-decked streets of Ocean City from 12 to 3 p.m. Rides begin in front of City Hall. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Santa’s Trolley Ride
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Cape May

Bring the kids to the Physick Estate for a trolley ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus. Then, Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. Adults $10; children (ages 3-12) $8. Advance reservation strongly recommended. For more information and tickets, visit

Magic Flowers: A Christmas One-act Comedy
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.
Marquis de Lafayette, 501 Beach Ave., Cape May

“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 more information, contact (323) 793-2153 or

Battle at the Boards Basketball Tournament
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Crest Savings Bank presents “Battle at the Boards” inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. This special one day basketball tournament will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys and girls teams competing in showcase games, starting at 3 p.m. For more information, team schedules and ticket prices, visit