Festival of Trees
Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m.
The Whitebrier, 260 20th St., Avalon
The annual Festival of Trees starts on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. and continues Friday, Nov. 23 at noon. More than 40 trees and wreaths, decorated by local businesses, will be on display for auction and purchase! For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Wildwood Catholic High School Presents: ‘MAMMA MIA!’ the Musical
Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
Wildwood Catholic High School, 15th & Central Avenue, North Wildwood
Wildwood Catholic High School Presents, “MAMMA MIA!” the smash hit musical based on the songs from ABBA. This production features the talent of many Wildwood Catholic students, is directed by Wildwood Catholic Alum Lisa DiBruno, and has music by Andrew Hink. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Purchase tickets online or at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wildwoodcatholic.org.
Avalon’s Festive Friday (- Due to the forecasted inclement weather on Saturday, Avalon is moving events scheduled for Snowfest Saturday, November 24 to Friday, November 23 to join Festive Friday activities for a bigger, better day of fun!)
Friday, Nov. 23
Dune Drive, Avalon
Jump in to more than 40 free activities for the entire family to enjoy. From festive treats and snacks, to photo ops, face painting, hands-on crafts, activities, holiday performances and more, downtown Avalon will be buzzing with activities. All festivities lead up to the official tree lighting ceremony. For a full schedule of events, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk
Friday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon
Burn off those turkey treat calories with a cheerful run through town with the annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1.5-mile walk on Friday, starting at 10 a.m. Dress up your team with fun costumes, and enjoy a brisk paced run for a great cause. All proceeds are set to benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children. Day-of registration is available at the Avalon Community Hall. Visit www.dillerblindhome.org/events to register online.
Sea Isle’s Holiday Extravaganza
Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City
Kick off the holiday season in Sea Isle City with several family-friendly activities planned for the Holiday Extravaganza over Thanksgiving weekend. Sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization, the event takes place on Nov. 23-24 and features two days of iceless ice skating, refreshments and entertainment at Excursion Park. For more information, go to www.SeaIsleChamber.com.
Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall
Friday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 25
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
The North Pole comes to Cape May at Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland every Thursday through Sunday from Nov. 23 to Dec. 28. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and sweet treats while shopping 15 specialty vendors. Be sure to hop on the Congress Hall Express and Carousel. Just steps away in Santa’s Workshop you’ll find elves with Christmas crafts and story time with Mrs. Claus. Hours are Thursdays & Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Nov. 23, opening day, hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.HolidayInCapeMay.com.
Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m.
Dune Drive, Avalon
Be sure to return to Avalon on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for another day of activities including carnival rides, live music by The Marinos, interactive children’s performances and, of course, the return of Santa himself for free family photos. For a full schedule of events, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.