Do The Shore: December 14 to December 20

Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit
Wednesday, Dec. 14 to Tuesday, Dec. 20
Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
An exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and much more! Now through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Gallery is open daily (except Christmas); hours vary. Free admission. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or gallery hours, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Cheery Cherry House Tour
Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m.
Cherry House, 637 Hughes St., Cape May
The Cheery Cherry House Christmas Tour boasts over a dozen beautifully decorated rooms throughout this 167-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 the Christmas turkey and trimmings; the parlor Christmas tree ornamented with family decorations from the 1800s; and the Dicken’s Village lighting windows and mantel. Admission is $10, and children under age 10 are 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

SIC Fire Department Christmas Gathering for Kids
Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department, 233 JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
Members of the Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department will host a Christmas gathering for children inside the City’s Fire House. During this event, children up to age 10 can meet Santa Claus and enjoy holiday treats. For more information, please call (609) 263-1689.

Cape May Stage Presents “One Christmas Carol”
Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
With one actor and over 35 distinct characters, this one-man tour de force is an intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! Suggested age guidance is 6 years and older. Admission $38 adults, $33 seniors (62+), $18 students and active duty military. For more information, visit or call (609) 770-8311.

Winter WonderFEST
Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
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! We have a variety of ferry packages available. For questions and reservations, call 1 (800) 643-3779. Winter WonderFEST runs through Jan. 1 (dates vary). For more information, visit

Guys Night at the Gallery
Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 122 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May
If you’re one of those last minute guys, the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery can help during Guys Night from 6 to 8 p.m. We have lots of great gift ideas and we’ll wrap it for you. Can’t decide? Gift cards are available! Enjoy free refreshments. The gallery carries a full selection of members’ work, including original paintings and photography and prints, jewelry, stained and fused glass, works in wood and bird carvings, clay and works in paper, fiber arts, and mosaics. Credit cards are accepted. Parking is available behind the store. For more information, visit or call (609) 435-5253.

Lamplighter Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
From 7 to 9 p.m., relive the memories of Christmas past on this self-guided evening tour of a selection of Cape May’s finest bed & 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. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

2016 Holiday Show: “A Very Ocean City Christmas”
Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City
The Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company will present “A Very Ocean City Christmas” at the Ocean City Tabernacle. This will be a high energy, family oriented song and dance tribute to Christmas. The holiday will come to life with a brand new journey through seasonal favorites. Tickets are $15 for children 12 and under, $18 for seniors and $20 for adults. All tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th & Asbury Ave., or at

Kiwanis Wreaths Across America
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 12 p.m.
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, Academy & Seashore Rds., Cold Spring
The Kiwanis Club of Cape May will participate again this year in the annual “Wreaths Across America” tribute to our military veterans at Cold Spring Cemetery in Lower Township. The event will take place rain or shine. If adverse weather conditions prevail, the ceremony will be held inside Price Hall. There will be light refreshments after the ceremony (around 12:30 p.m.) in Price Hall. For more information about Wreaths Across America, visit For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Cape May, visit

Free Horse & Carriage Rides in Ocean City
Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 12 p.m.
City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Free horse & carriage rides are from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday starting in front of City Hall. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ for more information.

Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program Benefit
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.
West Cape May Fire Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
Sharon Kane is sponsoring her Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program for the seventh year in Cape May County, and aims to help about 55 families feel the “Christmas magic.” Admission to the Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program fundraiser is free. However, donations will be accepted for a variety of activities including a visit with Santa Claus, food, drinks, raffles, games and music.

43rd Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Throughout Cape May
This self-guided walking tour from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the main attraction of Cape May’s festive holiday season, features 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. Adults $30, children $20 (ages 3-12). 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. 18 at 12 p.m.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Join the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for a Winter Carnival featuring iconic Christmas games and more. Explore Santa’s Workshop in the Gallery featuring crafts and great activities for kids aged 3-9, and enjoy face painting and balloon art. It all gets a little sweeter to know that there will be a hot chocolate and cookie bar, provided free of charge by the Ferry. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase in the food court. Cost is free! Sponsored by the Lower Township Recreation Department, the Lower Cape Municipal Alliance and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. For more information, visit

Cape May Jazz Vespers 5th Annual December Fundraiser
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
For the last four years, the Jazz Vespers of Cape May has dedicated its December concert as a benefit where some of the area’s finest musicians have come together to donate their time and talents to present holidays favorites. This year, all proceeds will benefit our furry friends that share our world and be given to Animal Outreach of South Jersey. Featuring an all-star lineup of musicians playing their take on some of the holiday’s beloved songs, this year we are proud to have a stellar lineup that includes Barry Miles, Jon Pruitt, Herb Moore, Bob Shomo, Gordon Vincent, Rachel Husta, Harry Himles and Dylan Taylor just to name a few. For a suggested donation of $10, audiences will be treated to world-class jazz talents. For more information, visit