Do The Shore: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall
Thursday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 9
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 & Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Christmas on the Plaza
Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues, Wildwood

Spectators are invited to come to Byrne Plaza to watch the parade and enjoy Christmas on the Plaza while waiting for Santa to arrive and light the Byrne Plaza Christmas Tree! Christmas on the Plaza will feature family entertainment, ice skating, a beer garden, fire pits, craft vendors and food vendors on Dec. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Santa’s Family Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the zoo for photo opportunities along with a Santa mailbox drop, crafts, candy, music, a scavenger hunt and live animals! Event is free! For more information, visit

Pinch the GrYnch 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Members of the Wildwood Police Department will be running the Grinch out of town as part of the sixth annual Pinch the GrYnch 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. The event will take off in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, rain or shine. Registration costs $30 per person, or $15 with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. the day of the race. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. For more information, call (609) 849-8887 or visit to register.

Wildwoods Cheerleading Competitions
Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

On Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, Spirit Brands returns to the Wildwoods for two days of competition. Competitions will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Spectator admission is $15 at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 866-52-CHEER or visit

Nick Federoff Community Christmas Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

Enjoy free holiday fun for the whole family including children’s games and crafts, face painting, holiday refreshments, pictures with Santa and much more at the beautifully decorated Cape May Convention Hall. For more information, visit