10th Annual “Pilgrim Paddle”
Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.
Upper Township Municipal Beach, Beesley’s Point
The 10th annual “Pilgrim Paddle” is a 3.5-mile row for Van Duyne surfboats, Crew Shells and Stand Up Paddleboards. It will start from the Upper Township municipal beach in Beesley’s Point, rowing around Drag Island by the Garden State Parkway, and then returning to the start. It is open to anyone who would like to compete. In addition to the paddleboards, it is anticipated that beach patrols and alumni boats from Wildwood, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Sea Isle City, Upper Township and Long Beach Island will be in the event. For more information or to sign up for the row, email UTBP1@aol.com.
2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Thursday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m.
Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, Del.
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! The Christmas Village returns to the Lewes Terminal this holiday season and it’s bigger and brighter! Packed with indoor & outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes the Visit Delaware Ice Rink, five amusement rides, Santa’s Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and new this year, the Lodge, a heated tent serving bites & beverages. The festival runs through Dec. 31, Friday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays), with additional dates the week after Christmas. No parking or entrance fees at the Village!
It’s a Wonderful Life Stone Harbor – Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Events
Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m.
96th Street Shopping District, Stone Harbor
Two fun filed days in Stone Harbor and tons of fun events for the entire family! Visit www.stoneharborrecreation.com for the complete calendar of events and times for each day.
Winter Wonderland 2017
Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Escape to the North Pole this Holiday Season as Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Explore unique gifts from various merchants in our enchanted shopping village. Sip on a cozy cup of hot cocoa and enjoy special seasonal treats as you mosey on over to Santa’s Workshop. All aboard the Congress Hall Express! You won’t want to miss the train ride as it travels around Cape May’s North Pole. For more information, visit winterwonderland2017.com.
Holiday Crafts Fair
Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique handmade gifts and seasonal decorations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Friday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m.
Avalon Shopping District, Avalon
Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday in Avalon! Featuring over 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy! For more information, call (609) 967-3936.
OC Christmas in the Downtown: “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue”
Friday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.
Downtown Ocean City, Asbury Avenue, Ocean City
Join the Ocean City merchants and the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas! For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
Friday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City
This annual Holiday Extravaganza will kick-off the holiday season in grand style with a parade, tree lighting, ice skating, caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. Hours are Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.seaislechamber.com.
Downtown Holiday Dash, Fun Run & Candy Scramble
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m.
Women’s Civic Club of Stone Harbor, 96th Street & the Beach, Stone Harbor
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. at the Women’s Civic Club and the dash will take place at 10 a.m. Don’t forget to wear your silliest and most creative North Pole costumes because there will be awards! Ages 6 and under are then invited to participate in the candy scramble after the race in the parking lot. Please remember to bring your new toy donation or gift card at dash check-in! For more information, call (609) 368-5102.
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.
Avalon Shopping District, Avalon
This event, sponsored by the Borough of Avalon, will feature family-fun games, rides, activities and more! For more information, call (609) 967-3936.
Music at The Mission – House Concert Featuring C. Lynne Smith
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
The Mission Inn, 1117 New Jersey Ave., Cape May
Join us for a house concert featuring talented singer-songwriter C. Lynne Smith who brings her unique blend of dynamic, soulful vocals and intricate guitar picking to The Mission Inn. Her musical style ranges from traditional country with a modern feel to folk rock and beyond. The concert is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation at the door. Guests must RSVP in advance by emailing email@example.com, or call (609) 884- 8380 for more information.