Do The Shore: November 25 to December 1

4th Annual Turkey Trot
Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon
Join the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children for the 4th Annual Turkey Trot 5K run and 1-mile family walk. Begins at the Avalon Community Hall. To register, visit

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
Join Mrs. Claus for Christmas stories! FREE to attend! For more information, call (609) 967-7155, email or visit

Festive Friday
Friday, November 27 at 11 a.m.
Avalon Shopping District
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.

Miracle on Asbury Avenue
Friday, November 27 at 2 p.m.
Asbury Ave., Ocean City
From 2 to 5 p.m., join the merchants and Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

A Cape May Christmas
Friday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
This world premiere holiday family-friendly holiday production by Marlena Lustik combines fireside storytelling with the holiday classics. Intertwining tales of Saint Nicholas and Cape May’s historic hero Captain Mey, we lovingly celebrate the warmth of a contemporary Santa and Mrs. Claus on a secret visit to our seaside resort. Tickets are $38 for adults, $33 for seniors, $18 for students and $18 for active duty members.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus”
Friday, November 27 at 8 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
“The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” is based on the L. Frank Baum classic tale that answers such questions as how Claus was raised, when did he make his first toy and where did he obtain flying reindeer. This clever adaptation was created and will be performed by Gayle Stahlhuth. When ELTC last presented this one-person tour-de-force in 2010, it was designated an “American Masterpiece” as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Masterpieces Series.” Tickets are $25, $15 for students and free for veterans and those ages 12 and under. For more information, call (609) 884-5898.

Stone Harbor Island Holiday
Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 at 10 a.m.
Downtown Stone Harbor
From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy a scavenger hunt, merchant’s hospitality night, family activities and a Christmas Parade.

6th Annual Burn the Bird Boardwalk 5K Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 28 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Sign on the Boardwalk, Rio Grande & Ocean Aves., Wildwood
The South Jersey Triathlon Club invites you to work off that turkey from Thanksgiving at the 6th Annual ‘Burn the Bird’ Turkey Trot! Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Wildwoods Sign on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. 5K run and 1 mile walk begin at 10 a.m. heading south to Cresse Ave., turns around and heads north on the Boardwalk to Juniper Ave., then turns back and heads south to the Wildwoods Sign.

Wetlands Wonderland
Saturday, November 28 at 9:30 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., spend the day discovering the winter wonders of the wetlands! Whether through hibernation, dormancy, migration or ‘toughing it out,’ animals on the marsh have unique strategies for surviving the colder winter temperatures. Join us as we explore these animal adaptations and celebrate the seasonal change! Throughout the day, we will have family fun activities including a very special live animal presentation Built to Survive by the Philadelphia Zoo, aquarium feedings, extended teaching and touch tank demonstrations, a special appearance by Scute, winter activities, crafts, games and more! Cost: Non-Member: $10 adult, $8 child, $30 family pack of 4; Member: $8 adult, $6 child, $25 family pack of 4. For more information, call (609) 368-1211 or visit

Snowfest Saturday
Saturday, November 28 at 11 a.m.
Downtown 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.

The Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 28 at 7 p.m.
Wilbraham Park, Perry St., Cape May
Join the community as West Cape May holds its Second Annual Tree Lighting ceremony from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lower Township Rotary Club Annual Tree Lighting & Veterans Ceremony
Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Lower Township Recreation Center, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
Join us to honor our Veterans, hear music and process down a luminary path for the placing of a Memorial Wreath at the Veteran’s Memorial and the lighting of the holiday tree and decorations. Light refreshments will follow. Donations of a new unwrapped toy and a non-perishable item are requested for those in need in our community. For more information, call (609) 827-8771.