FREE 2017 Holiday Events in Cape May County

Celebrating the Christmas season with your family and friends doesn’t have to be expensive. Save some money by heading to the shore and checking out these FREE holiday events and activities!

Enjoy your favorite Christmas and Hanukkah music during the John Walter Cape Community Band’s Free Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. The band’s holiday songs are sure to entertain audiences of all ages! For more information, visit

Bring the entire family to enjoy a free holiday concert at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May. The Angelus Chorus will perform a free holiday concert with a selection of traditional and secular music on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The Chorus is comprised of 60 voices and is directed by Dr. Richard Stanislaw of Ocean City and accompanied by Ruth Fritsch, organist at the Cape Island Baptist Church. For more information, visit or call (609) 884-9565.

Take in the festive sights of Christmas in Ocean City during Free Horse & Carriage Rides on Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23, and Sunday, Dec. 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. The old-fashioned ride starts in front of City Hall and travels down Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Travel back in time and experience holiday traditions of the past for free at the Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit, held at the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Come be dazzled by this beautiful exhibit, featuring a giant Christmas tree, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, toys and much more. The exhibit runs daily through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2018 (except Christmas). Hours vary. For more information and hours, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

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