Do The Shore: December 9 to December 15

Cape May’s Annual Hospitality Night
Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
Washington Street Mall, Cape May
Thursday and Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m., mall merchants will offer refreshments to shoppers while they browse! Come enjoy some hot chocolate and get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade
Friday, December 11 at 5 p.m.
The Wildwoods
Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th & Central Aves.); line-up begins at 5:30 p.m.; parade steps off at 6 p.m. at 16th & Central Aves., then continues South on Pacific Ave. through Wildwood to Heather Rd. in Wildwood Crest, then ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade awards will be presented in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m., following the tree lighting. Trophies will be awarded in these categories: Commercial, Community Service, Marching Bands, and Public Service. Rain date for parade is Sunday, Dec. 13 with registration at 4 p.m., line-up at 4:30 p.m. and parade at 5 p.m. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast. For more information, call (609) 729-5501 or visit

Family Holiday Celebration Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 11 at 7:15 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Tree lighting ceremony immediately follows the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. For more information, call (609) 729-5501 or visit

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 12 at 8 a.m.
Cannon Lodge 104, 370 Main St., South Seaville
From 8 a.m. to noon, enjoy breakfast with Santa including pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, donuts, Danish, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Bring an unwrapped toy and your child eats for free! All proceeds to support toys for children.

Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Bring the family inside the Wildwoods Convention Center lobby on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters, photos with Santa, entertainment and much more! For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit

‘Pinch the Grinch’ Boardwalk 5K Run
Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
This holiday boardwalk 5K run and 1 mile walk is fun for all ages! Event starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Registration begins at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. The race route will run south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Ave., then turn around and head north to 21st St. Another turn will lead runners back to the Convention Center where refreshments will be served and prizes awarded. Runners and walkers along with their cheering sections can then enjoy the Holiday Bazaar held inside the Convention Center. Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For more information, call (609) 849-8887 or visit

Santa’s Family Workshop
Saturday, December 12 at 11 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Families are invited to join the elves and staff at the Cape May County Park & Zoo for their annual “Santa’s Family Workshop” on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event and kids of all ages are encouraged to visit the Park & Zoo and participate in the holiday activities, crafts and games, including a search for all nine of Santa’s reindeer hiding in the Zoo. For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit

Historic Cold Spring Village’s Free Homespun Holidays Weekend
Saturday, December 12 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 children’s crafts. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 x10 or visit

Lower Township’s Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
Parade begins at 7 p.m. at Breakwater and Bayshore Rd. and travels south on Bayshore Rd., ending in North Cape May at Rosehill Ave.