Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early with these Local Shopping Events


It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! Start searching for those perfect gifts now and avoid the stress of last-minute running around. Read on to find some local shopping events that can help you check off everyone on your holiday gift list!

Cape May

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

Shop a vast assortment of craft vendors who have truly unique items for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall
Friday, Nov. 29 to Tuesday, Dec. 31
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place

Need to find the perfect gift for that special someone? Winter Wonderland’s Enchanted Vendor Village has you covered. Browse from over 18 specialty artisans selling local and handmade products ranging from clothing, toys, souvenirs, small batch foods, and more. For more information, call 609-884-6542 or visit

Crafts at Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

Come out and shop for your holiday gifts at Cape May Convention Hall’s Crafts at Christmas! The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday. For more information, call 609-884-9565 or visit

Washington Street Mall Hospitality Nights
Thursday, Dec. 12 & Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Washington Street Mall

Stroll the three-block pedestrian walk and experience an old-fashioned small-town Christmas in Cape May from 7-9 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with lights, festive décor, carolers and maybe even Santa himself, if you’ve been good this year. The merchants of the mall extend holiday hospitality to friends and neighbors, offering an array of interesting and unusual items, as well as seasonal treats. For more information, visit


Ocean City

“Earlier Than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Ocean City

Get out earlier than the bird and jump-start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue”
Friday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.
Downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street & 11th Street

Join the Chamber & merchants in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Shop downtown specials, take a free horse and carriage ride from 1-4 p.m., visit with Santa in Soifer Park from 1-3 p.m., see the Phillie Phanatic and Martin Z. Mollusk and listen to a variety of musical entertainment!  Watch as Santa makes his official arrival from the roof of City Hall at 5 p.m. and shop local for the Holiday season! For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.


Sea Isle City

Girls Weekend
Friday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 24
Throughout Sea Isle City

During Girls Weekend, shoppers can celebrate the fall season and prepare for the coming holidays with special offers at retailers, restaurants, salon and fitness services, lodging and other businesses throughout town. Girls Weekend will also feature wine tastings, live entertainment, dancing and more. Jitney service will be available on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call 609-263-9090 or visit

Holiday Stroll
Saturday, Dec. 7
Throughout Sea Isle City

Come enjoy the spirit of the holidays in Sea Isle City during the Holiday Stroll on Dec. 7, 2019. Participating businesses will offer sales and specials, while families enjoy entertainment and crafts throughout the town. Families will also enjoy several chances for meet and greets with popular characters and the man himself, Santa as they stroll through participating businesses. For more information, call 609-263-9090.


Stone Harbor

Merchants’ Hospitality Night
Friday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.
96th Street Downtown Shopping District

From 6 to 9 p.m., visit merchants in the downtown shopping district and enjoy holiday favorites by a brass quartet and refreshments while you shop. Take advantage of all the Black Friday sales! Admission to the event is FREE. For more information, visit


Christmas on the Plaza
Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues

Wildwood’s kick-off to the holiday season will feature a craft bazaar for shopping, as well as children’s entertainment, music and more! Friday hours are 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, call (609) 318-4504 or visit

Holiday Bazaar during Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk

During the Wildwoods’ Family Holiday Celebration, there will be a shopping bazaar as well as children’s activities, entertainment, Christmas movies, and pictures with Santa. The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends with a tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit



27th Annual Holiday Craft Show
Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8
The Sheep Farm, 551 Hands Mill Road, Belleplain

Prepare for holiday gifting at the 27th Annual Holiday Craft Show at The Sheep Farm! Shop for quality homemade crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 609-861-0328.



Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 30

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!


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