Do The Shore: Dec. 9 to Dec. 15

See what’s happening at the shore this week!

Holiday Events Continue Wednesday, December 9 Throughout Cape May County

The holidays are just around the corner and local businesses are ready to spread holiday cheer! Light up the holidays with Christmas tree lightings or start your Christmas shopping early 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

Cape May County NAACP’s 1st Annual Neighborhoodie Day Now through Saturday, December 12 Drop off at MLK Center, 207 W. Main St., Whitesboro

Give the gift of warmth this winter by donating new hoodies, hats, and gloves. They are also accepting monetary donations toward purchase of hoodies. The drop-off at MLK Center at 207 W. Main Street in Whitesboro. For more information, call or text Quanette Vasser-McNeal at (609) 675-4995, Melisha Anderson (609) 305-8817, or Aisha Clark (609) 231-9440 or email

Washington Street Mall Customer Appreciation Day Thursday, December 10 at 10 a.m. Washington Street Mall, Cape May

The Washington Street Mall invites you to Cape May to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Businesses along the Mall will be offering special discounts, gifts, and treats! They thank you so much for supporting our Small Businesses by visiting, shopping, and dining with us all year long. We hope you can join us to Shop Safe + Shop Small once again on this special day, with the businesses along the beautiful streets of the Washington Street Mall!

Wildwood Holiday Light Show & House Decorating Contest Begins December 11 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. Throughout Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and West Wildwood

The City of Wildwood Parks & Recreation and Wildwood Fire Department are sponsoring a Holiday Light Show and House Decorating Contest beginning December 10. Homes in Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and West Wildwood are eligible to participate. The community welcomes year-round residents and visitors to enjoy this new holiday event that is sure to become a tradition. Due to COVID restrictions, you and your family can stay in your car and view the Holiday House decorations.  Then end your festive drive at Holly Beach Park, where you can walk around, take in the Holiday Light Show and vote for your favorite houses. The Holiday Light Show will take place December 11, 12, 18, 19 every hour on the hour at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Holly Beach Park located at 123 E. Andrews Avenue in Wildwood, NJ. The light show will last approximately half hour. Anyone wishing to enter their home into the contest can register at or by calling (609) 522-5837. The deadline to register is Thursday, December 10.

Free Horse & Carriage Rides in Ocean City Continues Saturday, Dec. 12 from 12-3 p.m. In front of City Hall, 9th Asbury Park, Ocean City

Enjoy the annual free Horse and Carriage rides in Ocean City every Saturday and Sunday through December 20. The free rides will run from 12-3 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ or visit

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

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