Do The Shore: December 21 to December 27

Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit
Wednesday, Dec. 21 to Tuesday, Dec. 27
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

Cape May Stage Presents “One Christmas Carol”
Wednesday, Dec. 21, Thursday, Dec. 22, Friday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 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
Thursday, Dec. 22, Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27 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 from 5 to 9 p.m. 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

“Battle at the Boards” Basketball Tournament
Friday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Crest Savings Bank presents “Battles at the Boards” inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. This special one day basketball tournament will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys and girls teams competing in showcase games, starting at 3 p.m. Included in the Battle at the Boards are the popular Andrew Alameno Memorial boys and girls island championship games between cross-town rivals Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools. For more information, team schedules and ticket prices, visit

Roller Skating at Convention Hall
Friday, Dec. 23 at 4 and 6:30 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall for winter roller skating! Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. Admission fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters is $2. Soft drinks, water and light snacks are available at the concession stand. Friday sessions: 4-6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday sessions: 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. No skating on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25. Open extra hours for Christmas week. For more information, visit

Lamplighter Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec. 23 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

Boardwalk Basketball Classic
Starts Monday, Dec. 26
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament in the country! Event is held in the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys and girls basketball teams from the South Jersey and Delaware Valley areas totaling approximately 1,000 competitors. Monday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 31. Call (609) 846-2720 for more information, or visit for team schedules, times, ticket prices and past results.

EcoVentures Winter Break Camp and Pool Party
Starts Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m.
The Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
Join us Dec. 27-30 for our award winning adventure programs at The Grand Hotel in Cape May! We’ll be snorkeling, exploring, creating and swimming in the 86-degree indoor pool. These drop-off programs take place from 9 to 11 a.m. each day and allow your children to have a blast while learning about the local ecology, participating in hands-on science programs and swimming in the pool! Daily rate is $20 per child; additional siblings are $15 each. Space is VERY limited, so visit today for a daily schedule and registration information.

Family Bowl Night
Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m.
Island Bowl, 3401 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood
Get your family bowl on! Tuesday is family night at Island Bowl. Enjoy $2 games, $2 shoes, $2 pizza slices, $2 hot dogs, $2 sodas and $2 domestic drafts! For more information, call (609) 729-0111.

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