Do The Shore: Nov. 27 to Dec. 3


Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall
Begins Friday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 31
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May

Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland is a can’t-miss holiday destination. Enjoy festive holiday decorations, rides on the Congress Hall Express & Carousel, Santa’s Workshop, arts & crafts, tasty treats and so much more. Browse the Vendors Village for local and handmade products, ranging from clothing, toys, souvenirs, small batch foods, and more. For more information about Winter Wonderland, visit or call the concierge at 609-884-6542.

Holiday Crafts & Collectibles Show
Friday, Nov. 29 & Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May

Looking for the perfect give? Check out the Holiday Crafts and Collectibles Show on Friday, Nov 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cape May Convention Center. Enjoy a vast assortment of craft vendors who have truly unique items for sale. Admission to Convention Hall shows is $2 for adults, children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit or call 609-884-5404.

Avalon’s Festive Friday
Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m.
Downtown Avalon

Avalon’s Festive Friday celebration if filled with Holiday Performances, Family Shows, and tons of activities for the whole family throughout the shops in Avalon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay for the tree lighting at 5 p.m., followed by photos with Santa and his Elves at 5:30 p.m. at 21st and Dune Drive. For more information, visit

Christmas in the Downtown
Friday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m.
Asbury Ave., Ocean City

Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. There will be caroling, free horse & carriage rides from 1 to 4 p.m., photos with Santa from 1-3 p.m., and merchant shopping specials all day long! At 5 p.m., the official tree lighting will take place and Santa’s will arrive at City Hall with the Phillie Phanatic. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Stone Harbor Island Holiday
Friday, Nov. 29 & Saturday, Nov. 30
96th Street, Stone Harbor

Head over to Stone Harbor for two days of holiday fun! Enjoy a Pet Parade, Merchants Hospitality Friday Night, Small Business Saturday, a scavenger hunt & family activities, and the Annual Christmas Parade Saturday at 6:30 pm. For more information, call 609-368-6101 or visit

Avalon’s Snowfest
Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m.
Downtown Avalon

The Borough of Avalon presents Avalon’s annual Snowfest! Enjoy free family fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Avalon with kids activities, holiday music, and live entertainment, rides, and more. Bring the kids and take photos with Santa in his sleigh. The fest will take place from 21st to 22nd on Dune Drive and 26th to 27th on Dune Drive. For more information, visit

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 30
Local Businesses throughout Cape May County

The small businesses of the Cape May County will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Come out and support these businesses for all your holiday gift needs!

Check out the Home for the Holidays section for more holiday events and a full list of parades, tree lightings, and Santa sightings.