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Holiday Events

Continue Wednesday, December 23

Throughout Cape May County

The holiday season is in full swing and local businesses are ready to spread cheer! Light up the holidays with Christmas tree lightings or continue your Christmas shopping at fun shopping events around Cape May County. For more information and a complete list of events, check the Do The Shore section or visit

Winter Wonderland at the Zoo

Continues through January 3, 2021 from 10am-3:30pm

Participate in a Winter Loving Animals Scavenger Hunt and enjoy the many decorations throughout the Zoo. Many photo opportunities will be scattered among the animals. For more information, call (609) 465-5271.

Winter Wonderwalk at Physick Estate

Continues through January 1, 2021 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The grounds of Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., have been transformed for the holiday season. Winter Wonderwalk is an exciting new addition to the decorated estate. Walk the grounds and view these fun & whimsical display of winter’s past.

Free admission to the ground, for more information call (609) 884-5404.

First Day Shopping Extravaganza

Friday, January 1, 2021, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Asbury Avenue 6th -14th Streets, Ocean City, NJ

Join in on the First Day shopping extravaganza on January 1, 2021. Experience Downtown Shopping Specials and Free Horse & Carriage Rides noon-3pm. For more information visit

New Year’s Day Cleanup

Friday, January 1, 2021, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join the New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program for the 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Cleanup in Cape May County.  The registration deadline is December 29 at 3:00pm. Masks are required. To register and for more information visit NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May on Facebook.

Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour

Continues through December 31

The 30th Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour will be virtual this year. The tour is available at through Thursday, December 31, 2020 and will be a free event. Short videos and photos of Dennisville’s historic homes will be available for you to view on your favorite device. For more information visit

Holly Shores Festival of Lights

Now through January 3, 2021 – Friday through Sunday from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Holly Shores Camping Resort, 491 Route 9, Cape May 08204

Drive-thru Holly Shores Camping Resort this holiday season to enjoy a Festival of Lights: their Drive-Thru Winter Wonderland! Local businesses will set up light displays. A donation of $10 is request and all proceeds will go to Cape Regional Health System. Viewing dates will be Friday-Sunday, Nov. 27th thru New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021. It will be open from dusk until 9 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call 609-886-1234 or email

*Events are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with each event organizer before attending.*

Holiday Contests

Holiday Wish List Contest

Now through Wednesday, Dec. 23

Throughout Cape May

Follow the holiday lights to the end of the Parkway and head to Cape May this holiday season where you will find friendly faces and open spaces to enjoy a safe, open-air shopping experience with unique shops and delicious dining options. Simply visit any participating merchant for information and entry forms. Fill out a form and be automatically entered in our weekly prize drawings as well as the grand prize drawing for a weekend getaway to Cape May! To see a list of participating stores and restaurants, visit

Virtual Ugly Sweater Contest

Now through Thursday, Dec. 24

You may upload your Ugly Sweater pictures to the Sea Isle City Facebook page or email them to The contest runs until December 24th. The winners will be announced on December 28th. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded. For more information contact (609) 263-0050 or visit

For more information about events, check the Upcoming Holiday Events article or visit