Do The Shore: December 16 to December 22

Free and Festive Holiday Concert
Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Bring the entire family to enjoy a free holiday concert at Cape May Convention Hall. Angelus Chorus will perform a free holiday concert with a selection of traditional and secular music. The Chorus is comprised of sixty voices and is directed by Dr. Richard Stanislaw of Ocean City and accompanied by Ruth Fritsch, organist at the Cape Island Baptist Church. For additional information, visit or contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

Winter Wonderland 2015
Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Congress Hall transforms into a magical Winter Wonderland this holiday season. Now in its sixth year, Winter Wonderland continues with all of the traditional events and new exciting additions. Explore unique gifts from over 20 artists and vendors in our enchanted shopping village. Sip on a cozy cup of hot cocoa by our pool bar and enjoy seasonal treats as you make your way over to Santa’s workshop. In the workshop, elves are working hard preparing Christmas gifts, with crafts and activities for kids to complete and help in preparation for the big day. All aboard the Congress Hall Express – don’t miss this magical train ride as it travels around Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn- also known as Cape May’s North Pole. Train ride cost is $3. For more information, call (609) 884-8421 or visit

Ocean City’s Annual Holiday Spectacular: Swingin’ Into The Holidays
Friday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City
This season the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company invites you to come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Swingin’ Into The Holidays; Ocean City’s Holiday Spectacular! The enchanting cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family–oriented, song and dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman and Anne Vick. Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit in all of us as the magic of the season comes to life in a brand new musical journey through seasonal favorites. Cost is $18 for adults and $15 for kids under 12. For tickets, please call (609) 399-6111, log onto or visit the info desk located in City Hall.

Breakfast Buffet with Santa
Saturday, December 19 at 8 a.m.
Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa! Each child will receive a treat from Santa. Bring your camera to take photos! For reservations, call (609) 399-1000.

Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 at 12 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City
Photos with Santa, noon to 3 p.m., in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. There will be a $10 charge per photo. Call 1-800-BEACH-N.J. for more information.

Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 at 12 p.m.
City Hall, Asbury Ave. and E. 9th Ave., Ocean City
Free horse and carriage rides, noon to 3 p.m., in front of City Hall. Call 1-800-BEACH-N.J. for more information.

Historic Cold Spring Village’s Free Homespun Holidays Weekend
Saturday, December 19 at 12 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Guests are invited to stroll the festively decorated Village grounds and visit select historic buildings where they can enjoy children’s crafts, musical entertainment, refreshments, holiday shopping and a free performance of the Cape Island Theater Company’s “The Christmas Truce.” Visitors can also enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride for a small donation. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gifts including traditionally-processed wool, artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys and old fashioned candy. This Saturday will feature gingerbread decorating. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 x10 or visit

Hansel and Gretel Live Family Show
Saturday, December 19 at 1 p.m.
Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Hansel and Gretel for kids and entire family. Enjoy a magical, musical adventure of two children and their escape from an evil witch. Call the Flanders Hotel for pricing and tickets at (609) 399-1000.

The Sounds of Christmas
Saturday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., Ocean City
The Ocean City Free Public Library presents “The Sounds Of Christmas” featuring Ocean City Pops musicians Pamela Whitman on flute, Mark O’Kain on Xylophone and Jeffrey Uhlig on piano. Their music will capture the Spirit of the Season ranging from intimate to meditative to joyful and playful. Concert is in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall; admission is free.

Elf Jr. The Musical
Saturday, December 19 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City
Elf Jr., The Musical is presented by the Ocean City Theatre Co. and features students 3rd to 8th grade. The adventures of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag and is transported to the North Pole. Find out how Buddy rediscovers his birth family and makes them believers in Santa. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. For tickets, call (609) 399-6111 or visit

Christmas Candlelight House Tours
Saturday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May
Experience the high point of Cape May’s holiday season during these self-guided walking tours, which feature homes, inns, hotels and churches specially decorated for the holidays. Enjoy Christmas caroling, strolling musicians, trees, garland and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers will have warm beverages and home-baked goodies. Tour includes admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, and “An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit in the Carroll Gallery. Limited trolley shuttle service provided. Cost is $28 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-12). Limited tours. Reserve early! Call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278.

Ferry Merry Christmas Party
Sunday, December 20 at 12 p.m.
Cape May Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., Cape May
Lower Township Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual “Ferry Merry Christmas” party from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal in North Cape May. The party includes winter carnival games, art and crafts, balloon art and a chance for children to meet Santa Claus and present their requests for presents. A free, kid-friendly hot chocolate bar will be available to participants. For more information, visit

A Cape May Christmas
Tuesday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
This world premiere, family-friendly holiday production combines fireside storytelling with the holiday classics. Intertwining tales of Saint Nicholas and Cape May’s historic hero Captain Mey, we lovingly celebrate the warmth of a contemporary Santa and Mrs. Claus on a secret visit to our seaside resort. Cost is $26.50. For more information, visit