Christmas Holiday Fun in Cape May County

Christmas Holiday Fun in

Cape May County

 

Here is a list of Christmas Holiday Family Fun in and around Cape May County.  We advise you to double check dates and times on the website links provided.

Friday December 1st 2017

Winter Wonderland 2017 at Congress Hall

Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl. Cape May 08204

11/24/2017 – 12/31/2017 Weekly on Thursday , Friday , Saturday , Sunday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

No registrations required Fun for ALL AGES

COST: Admission is FREE Some activities are charged

CALL: (609) 884-8421

WEBSITE

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.  Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am- 6pm

*December 24 9am-5pm *December 25 2pm-7pm *December 26-29 11am-5pm *December 30 and 31 11am-7pm

 

Congress Hall Complimentary Christmas Crafts at Santa’s Workshop
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl. Cape May 08204

11/24/2017 – 12/29/2017

Weekly on Thursday , Friday  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No registration required FREE for all ages
CALL: (609) 884-6583
WEBSITE

Santa’s elves work hard all year making toys in his magical workshop at the North Pole. Stop by and make special crafts before the big day! Take a break and listen to Mrs. Claus read a classic Christmas tale while you sip on some cocoa from her kitchen. Come by at any time and write a letter to Santa and drop it in our mailbox that goes directly to the North Pole! Santa’s workshop may have relocated to Cape May for Winter Wonderland, but its just as busy with all of these fun and exciting activities!

Special Hours on the following dates: November 24 9am-9pm *December 24 9am-5pm *December 25 2pm-7pm *December 26-29 11am-5pm *December 30 and 31 11am-7pm

 

Cape May Zoo Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cape May County Park & Zoo 707 Rt 9 North
Cape May Court House 08210

12/1/2017  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

No registration required FREE for all

CALL: (609) 465-5271
WEBSITE

A New holiday tradition for the entire family brought to you by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Gerald M. Thornton – Director Leonard C. Desiderio – Vice-Director, E. Marie Hayes, Will Morey, Jeffrey L. Pierson. The celebration will include live holiday music, a story reading, train rides, ice sculpture demonstration, treats for the children and a visit by the jolly man himself in the red suit.

 

2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Cape May – Lewes Ferry LEWES TERMINAL Lewes DELAWARE 08204

11/17/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Friday , Saturday , Sunday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FERRY RIDE
COST: $Check Website for Ferry Fees. There is no entry fee or parking fee to enter the Ferry Grounds.
Tickets are required for all activities at the Christmas Village
Delaware Ice Rink – ice skating tickets must be purchased separately.

CALL: (800) 643-3779
WEBSITE

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 from Nov. 17th-Dec. 31st 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 Friday-Sunday with additional dates the week after Christmas. November 17, 2017 – December 31st from 5-9PM. (10PM on Saturdays)

 

Somers Point Holiday Parade
Somers Point

Shore Road, beginning at Dawes Ave. and ending at New Jersey Ave.
Somers Point 08244

12/1/2017 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE FOR ALL AGES  
WEBSITE

Ring in the season at Somers Point’s annual Holiday Parade. This exciting and merry parade feature live music, fire trucks, festively decorated floats and SANTA CLAUS! The parade runs down Shore Road, beginning at Dawes Ave. and ending at New Jersey Ave.  At City Hall, families can enjoy refreshments provided by Sturdy, a festive ceremony, and meet Santa Claus for pictures and a treat. This year marks the 2nd Annual Float Competition! We encourage you to consider decorating a float and joining the parade; it is free to enter. The winner will have their name/group engraved on Somers Point’s Holiday Cup Trophy and get to display it for a full year!!! Don’t miss out on this fun seasonal tradition! *Click the website link for information on the float contest

 

Ocean City Christmas Parade
Ocean City Between 6th-11th Streets on Asbury Ocean City 08226

12/1/2017  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free for all ages
CALL: 609.399.6111
WEBSITE

Ocean City’s annual CHRISTMAS PARADE starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Route will be from 6th Street to 11th Street on Asbury Avenue. . After the Parade Santa will meet youngsters at the gazebo, in Mark Soifer Park, across from City Hall and pose for photos.

 

Holiday Lights Trolley Ride (Multiple Departure Times)
Mid Atlantic Center for The Arts:
Emlen Physick Estate  Cape May 08204-1737

11/24/2017 – 12/1/2017  5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

COST: Adults, $12; Children (ages 3-12) $10
CALL: (609) 884-5404
WEBSITE

Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music. Rides last about 30 minutes. Rides start at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, except Nov. 18, when rides start at the Physick Estate. Tickets $12 adults; $10 children (ages 3-12) Call to confirm ride times and pick up locations.

Purchase tickets online or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office. Call or visit the website.

SANTA’S TROLLEY RIDES

Saturdays and Sundays During December website for dates and times!

Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. All rides start at the Physick Estate.

Adults $10; Children (ages 3-12) $8.  Advance reservations are strongly recommended. 

 

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Wildwoods, NJ  Oak & Pacific Aves Byrne Plaza Wildwood 08260

12/1/2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE for ALL AGES
CALL: 609.729.5501 
WEBSITE

Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a new route and followed by a Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade Awards at 7:30 p.m., in a NEW LOCATION: Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Avenues, Wildwood, NJ. The rain date is Sunday December 3.

 

City of Cape May Tree Lighting
Rotary Park  498 Lafayette St Rotary Park Cape May 08204

12/1/2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE for all ages

CALL: 609-884-9563
WEBSITE

Enjoy some old fashioned holiday cheer when the City of Cape May officially kicks off the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the renovated Rotary Park Bandstand located on the 400 block of Lafayette Street. The festive family program will include caroling, a presentation from the Lower Cape May Regional High School choir, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Cape May City officials, representatives for the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities will also participate in the ceremony.

Pet Photos with Santa at the Wagging Tail
The Wagging Tail Cape May 337 Route 9 (Shore Rd) Erma 08204
12/1/2017 – 12/10/2017 Weekly on Friday , Saturday , Sunday
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
COST: Call for prices and to confirm times
CALL: (609) 886-5999
WEBSITE
Bring your pet for a great photo with Santa! Beautifully executed, as always at a calm, private location in our store.

 

 

Saturday December 2nd 2017

 

Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Workshop
 Bass Pro Shops – 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Atlantic City 08401

11/18/2017 – 12/23/2017
Weekly Monday- Friday 10:00am- 8:00pm   Free Craft 5-7pm
Weekly on Saturday  10:00 am – 8:00 pm   Free Crafts  Noon-5:00pm
Weekly on Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00pm   Free Crafts Noon- 5:00pm

FREE For All Ages
WEBSITE
MORE DETAILS:
Free photos with Santa! Free activities for kids such as crafts, big dig excavation area, Lincoln Log Building area, remote control trucks, foam toy arcade, laser arcade & so much more! Photos & activities from 10am-8pm, crafts from noon to 5pm. Check website for compete details.

 

Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall
Congress Hall, Cape May 200 Congress Pl  Cape May 08204

11/25/2017 – 12/17/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
COST: Adults 18.95, Children (Ages 4-12): $9.95 + tax & gratuity
CALL: 609-884-6542
WEBSITE

Santa is coming to Congress Hall’s Grand Ball Room! Every Saturday and Sunday of Winter Wonderland, enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, sweet treats, and much more. Kids will get the chance to tell Father Christmas all of their Christmas wishes, while parents snap a pretty picture for the mantle. Breakfast with Santa is from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November 25- December 17, 2017 Adults 18.95, Children (Ages 4-12): $9.95 + tax & gratuity For reservations, please call Congress Hall’s Concierge at 609-884-6542. *48 hour cancellation policy applies. Call for complete details.

 

Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Congress Hall, Cape May 200 Congress Pl  Cape May 08204

11/25/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday
Two Time Slots: 10:15 am and 11:15am

FREE for All Ages
CALL: (609) 884-6583
WEBSITE
Take a break and listen to Mrs. Claus read a classic Christmas tale while you sip on some cocoa from her kitchen. Come by at any time and write a letter to Santa and drop it in our mailbox that goes directly to the North Pole! Santa’s workshop may have relocated to Cape May for Winter Wonderland, but its just as busy with all of these fun and exciting activities! 10:15 & 11:15 start times.

 

Holiday Ceramics at Congress Hall
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl Cape May 08204

11/25/2017 – 12/16/2017 Weekly on Saturday
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COST: Cash only, prices start at $10 per person including free shipping. Items are glazed and fired and shipped for FREE in 1 to 2 weeks via USPS Priority Mail

CALL: (609) 884-6583
WEBSITE
Join Miss Brenda and paint holiday seaside souvenirs at Congress Hall on Saturday afternoons from November 25th thru December 16th, 2017. No reservations or experience required, all supplies provided. All ages welcome! Paint is lead free, non-toxic and washable! Mugs and dinnerware are completely food-safe and functional. Guests of Congress Hall and the general public are welcome to participate. Cash only, prices start at $10 per person including free shipping. Items are glazed and fired and shipped for FREE in 1 to 2 weeks via USPS Priority Mail. Join us during Congress Hall’s beautiful Winter Wonderland festivities! A great day out with a variety of activities for the family!

 

Winter Wonderland 2017 at Congress Hall

Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl. Cape May 08204

11/24/2017 – 12/31/2017 Weekly on Thursday , Friday , Saturday , Sunday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

No registrations required Fun for ALL AGES

COST: Admission is FREE Some activities are charged

CALL: (609) 884-8421

WEBSITE

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.  Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am- 6pm

*December 24 9am-5pm *December 25 2pm-7pm *December 26-29 11am-5pm *December 30 and 31 11am-7pm

 

 

Congress Hall Complimentary Christmas Crafts at Santa’s Workshop
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl. Cape May 08204

11/24/2017 – 12/29/2017

Weekly on Thursday , Friday  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturdays 12:00 pm-6:00pm

No registration required FREE for all ages
CALL: (609) 884-6583
WEBSITE

Santa’s elves work hard all year making toys in his magical workshop at the North Pole. Stop by and make special crafts before the big day! Take a break and listen to Mrs. Claus read a classic Christmas tale while you sip on some cocoa from her kitchen. Come by at any time and write a letter to Santa and drop it in our mailbox that goes directly to the North Pole! Santa’s workshop may have relocated to Cape May for Winter Wonderland, but its just as busy with all of these fun and exciting activities!

Special Hours on the following dates: November 24 9am-9pm *December 24 9am-5pm *December 25 2pm-7pm *December 26-29 11am-5pm *December 30 and 31 11am-7pm

 

Holiday Lights Trolley Ride (Multiple Departure Times)
Mid Atlantic Center for The Arts:
Emlen Physick Estate  Cape May 08204-1737

11/24/2017 – 12/1/2017  5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

COST: Adults, $12; Children (ages 3-12) $10
CALL: (609) 884-5404
WEBSITE

Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music. Rides last about 30 minutes. Rides start at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, except Nov. 18, when rides start at the Physick Estate. Tickets $12 adults; $10 children (ages 3-12) Call to confirm ride times and pick up locations.

Purchase tickets online or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office. Call or visit the website.

SANTA’S TROLLEY RIDES

Saturdays and Sundays During December website for dates and times!

Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. All rides start at the Physick Estate.

Adults $10; Children (ages 3-12) $8.  Advance reservations are strongly

 

Pet Photos with Santa at the Wagging Tail
The Wagging Tail Cape May 337 Route 9 (Shore Rd) Erma 08204
12/1/2017 – 12/10/2017 Weekly on Friday , Saturday , Sunday
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
COST: Call for prices and to confirm times
CALL: (609) 886-5999
WEBSITE
Bring your pet for a great photo with Santa! Beautifully executed, as always at a calm, private location in our store.

 

2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Cape May – Lewes Ferry LEWES TERMINAL Lewes DELAWARE 08204

11/17/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Friday , Saturday , Sunday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FERRY RIDE
COST: $Check Website for Ferry Fees. There is no entry fee or parking fee to enter the Ferry Grounds.
Tickets are required for all activities at the Christmas Village
Delaware Ice Rink – ice skating tickets must be purchased separately.

CALL: (800) 643-3779
WEBSITE

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 from Nov. 17th-Dec. 31st 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 Friday-Sunday with additional dates the week after Christmas. November 17, 2017 – December 31st from 5-9PM. (10PM on Saturdays)

 

 

Breakfast with Santa at Jon & Patty’s
Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro 637 Asbury Ave  Ocean City 08226

12/2/2017  8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration no required

COST: Cost of breakfast
CALL: (609) 399-3377
WEBSITE

Ho Ho Ho! Join us for breakfast with Santa! The big guy will be here from 8:00-11:00am. Bring your appetites & camera!

 

Breakfast with Santa at the Hamilton Mall
Breakfast with Santa at the Hamilton Mall
Hamilton Mall 4403 Black Horse Pike Mays Landing 08330

12/2/2017  8:30 am – 10:00 am

All Ages
COST: $6 each
CALL: (609) 646-8326
WEBSITE
It’s a jolly good time when Santa stops by for breakfast in the Food Court! All the girls and boys can show Santa just how good they’ve been all year.
Food will be provided by Atlantic Cape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts.
Tickets are $6 each. They can be purchased at Customer Service to avoid the line or you may purchase at the door.

 

Home Depot FREE Kids Clinic: Gingerbread House
Home Depot  21 Indian Trail Rd Cape May Court House 08210
6 Tower Ave Egg Harbor Twp. NJ

12/2/2017  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609)463-8794
WEBSITE
Build holiday memories in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can put together a wooden gingerbread house that will last year after year. No frosting required! Once the gingerbread house is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

 

Alpaca Holiday Photo Shoot Day
Jersey Shore Alpacas  521 S Route 47 Cape May 08204

12/2/2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE for  All Ages
COST: $Donations Accepted
CALL: (609) 889-4957
WEBSITE
Each year, the female alpacas (aka “the girls”) like to get dressed up in holiday scarves and have their picture taken with their adoring fans! 🙂 This is another opportunity to get “up close and personal” in the pen for some great photos! This year, we are planning two Photoshoot Days, on Saturday, November 18th and Saturday, December 2nd, both 10am-4pm. Come enjoy the alpacas, plus hot chocolate and goodies, and of course, holiday shopping in our farm store! Meeting the alpacas is free (as are the refreshments), but there is a donation box on the fence if you choose to give – it is always appreciated! Hope to see you on one of the Photoshoot Days!

 

 

Ocean City Train Show
Ocean City Music Pier  Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk  Ocean City 08226

12/2/2017  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

COST: Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
CALL: 609-399-6111
WEBSITE

Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, 10am -5pm. Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call 609-399-6111.

 

 

Breakfast with Santa at Aleathea’s (Inn of Cape May)
Aleathea’s Restaurant 7 Ocean St Cape May 08204

11/25/2017 – 12/9/2017 Weekly on Saturday
10:00 am – 11:30 am

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CALL!! 

COST: Adults $17; children (ages 3-12) $12; $5 children under age 3
CALL: (609) 884-5555 Ext 226
WEBSITE
Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast buffet at the Inn of Cape May as children visit with Santa and hear a Christmas story. Christmas lists accepted! Treats for the kids.

 

Michael’s Kids Club: Magical Unicorn Slime
Michael’s:  3201 Route 9 S Rio Grande 08242
OTHER LOCATION: 240 Consumer Square, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

12/2/2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All Ages
COST: $2
CALL: (609) 465-7014
WEBSITE
MORE DETAILS:
Tis the season for slime! Come in and customize Magical Unicorn slime

 

 

Craft Show at the Sheep Farm
551 Hands Mill Road Belleplain 08270
12/2/2017 – 12/3/2017  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609) 861-0328
WEBSITE
2 days of holiday shopping on the famous Sheep Farm in Bellplain. Carefully selected vendors will be offering unique gifts for the holidays.

Wassail Day
Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May 08204

12/2/2017 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

COST: $Donations Accepted, Fee for Carriage Ride
CALL: (609) 898-2300 Ext 10
WEBSITE
The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of wintertime at this free family event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy hands-on crafts, live music, a free holiday play, and hot beverages and holiday treats served by historical interpreters in period clothing. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride throughout the festively decorated Village grounds. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas including traditionally-processed wool, artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys and old fashioned candy.

 

Pictures with Santa at Woodland Village
Woodland Village 1943 Route 9 North Clermont 08210

12/2/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609) 624-1350
WEBSITE
Santa is on his way!!! He will be dropped off by his reindeer from 11am-3pm at Woodland Village so grab your little ones and get your picture taken and maybe a candy cane too! (FREE)

 

The Santa Express (Multiple Departure Times)

Cape May Seashore Lines Reading Ave & Mill Rd Tuckahoe 08270

12/2/2017 – 12/9/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday
11:00 am – 3:30 pm

COST: Adult Coach: $19 Child Coach: $12 (ages 2 to 12) Adult Cafè / Lounge: $35 Child Cafè / Lounge: $35
CALL: Email for info
WEBSITE

Click here for dates and times

A Christmas Tradition continues!… The Seashore Lines provides a historic, comfortable and fun train ride with Santa Claus, as he returns to visit with children (young and old!) on board THE SANTA EXPRESS! Online reserved ticket purchases are highly recommended. Seating aboard all THE SANTA EXPRESS! trains are primarily limited to passengers who have purchased their tickets online. A very limited number of “walk up” tickets for each THE SANTA EXPRESS! train may be available at each station prior to train departure solely on a first come basis, and, only if seats are available on the next departure. Walk-up tickets will not go on sale until all ticketed passengers are seated and it is determined by the Conductor that space is available.

 

Winter Wonderland at Gillian’s
Gillian’s Wonderland Pier E 6th St and Boardwalk Ocean City 08226

11/18/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday, Sunday
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

COST: Free Admission to the Pier, Rides are Ticketed. ($10 Wristbands Avail)
CALL: (609) 399-7082
WEBSITE
Join us for Gillian’s Winter Wonderland! 6th Street Pizza and Indoor Rides will be open, plus check out pictures with Santa! Fridays 4-8pm, Saturday & Sundays Noon-8pm.

 

FREE Horse & Carriage Rides
Ocean City 9th & Asbury  Ocean City 08226

11/18/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FREE FOR  All Ages
CALL: 1-800-BEACH-NJ
WEBSITE
FREE Horse & Carriage Rides 12noon -3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

 

Photos with Santa in OCNJ
Ocean City Music Pier Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk Ocean City 08226

11/25/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COST: $10
CALL: 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
WEBSITE
Have your photo taken with Santa in an OCNJ lifeguard boat! $10 per photo. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

 

 

Mingle & Jingle: Meet the Pets
PetSmart Somers Point, NJ 271 New Rd Somers Point 08244

12/2/2017  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE For ALL CALL: (609) 365-3053
WEBSITE

It’s a Petsmart family affair! Bring the kids and come meet some of our spectacular small animals and reptiles. Receive great deal and coupons! We’ll sssssssssee ya there!

 

 

Holiday Ceramics at Congress Hall
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl Cape May 08204

11/25/2017 – 12/16/2017 Weekly on Saturday
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COST: Cash only, prices start at $10 per person including free shipping. Items are glazed and fired and shipped for FREE in 1 to 2 weeks via USPS Priority Mail

CALL: (609) 884-6583
WEBSITE
Join Miss Brenda and paint holiday seaside souvenirs at Congress Hall on Saturday afternoons from November 25th thru December 16th, 2017. No reservations or experience required, all supplies provided. All ages welcome! Paint is lead free, non-toxic and washable! Mugs and dinnerware are completely food-safe and functional. Guests of Congress Hall and the general public are welcome to participate. Cash only, prices start at $10 per person including free shipping. Items are glazed and fired and shipped for FREE in 1 to 2 weeks via USPS Priority Mail. Join us during Congress Hall’s beautiful Winter Wonderland festivities! A great day out with a variety of activities for the family!

 

Winter Fairy Garden Workshop
Garden Greenhouse and Nursery 1919 North Route 9 Clermont 08210

12/2/2017  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COST: $25
CALL: 609-624-1350
WEBSITE

The Garden Greenhouse and Nursery will be hosting our Winter Fairy Garden workshop from 2-5pm! Create your own fairy winter wonderland! You’ll have everything you need for just $25.00 per person! All Ages Welcome! Santa Claus will be making a special appearance from 11-3pm for anyone who would like a holiday photograph to remember…and perhaps even a little sweet treat!

 

West Cape May Christmas Parade
West Cape May WCM Volunteer Firehouse West Cape May

12/2/2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CALL: 609-884-1005
WEBSITE
Always the first Saturday in December, The WCM Community Christmas Parade sets the stage for the areas holiday season. Now in its 52nd year, the parade steps off at 5:00pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. A small army of volunteers assembles an unforgettable hometown memory each year!

 

 

Sunday December 3rd 2017

 

Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Workshop
 Bass Pro Shops – 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Atlantic City 08401

11/18/2017 – 12/23/2017
Weekly Monday- Friday 10:00am- 8:00pm   Free Craft 5-7pm
Weekly on Saturday  10:00 am – 8:00 pm   Free Crafts  Noon-5:00pm
Weekly on Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00pm   Free Crafts Noon- 5:00pm

FREE For All Ages
WEBSITE
MORE DETAILS:
Free photos with Santa! Free activities for kids such as crafts, big dig excavation area, Lincoln Log Building area, remote control trucks, foam toy arcade, laser arcade & so much more! Photos & activities from 10am-8pm, crafts from noon to 5pm. Check website for compete details.

 

Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall
Congress Hall, Cape May 200 Congress Pl  Cape May 08204

11/25/2017 – 12/17/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
COST: Adults 18.95, Children (Ages 4-12): $9.95 + tax & gratuity
CALL: 609-884-6542
WEBSITE

Santa is coming to Congress Hall’s Grand Ball Room! Every Saturday and Sunday of Winter Wonderland, enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, sweet treats, and much more. Kids will get the chance to tell Father Christmas all of their Christmas wishes, while parents snap a pretty picture for the mantle. Breakfast with Santa is from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November 25- December 17, 2017 Adults 18.95, Children (Ages 4-12): $9.95 + tax & gratuity For reservations, please call Congress Hall’s Concierge at 609-884-6542. *48 hour cancellation policy applies. Call for complete details.

 

 

Winter Wonderland 2017 at Congress Hall

Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl. Cape May 08204

11/24/2017 – 12/31/2017 Weekly on Thursday , Friday , Saturday , Sunday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

No registrations required Fun for ALL AGES

COST: Admission is FREE Some activities are charged

CALL: (609) 884-8421

WEBSITE

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.  Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am- 6pm

*December 24 9am-5pm *December 25 2pm-7pm *December 26-29 11am-5pm *December 30 and 31 11am-7pm

 

Holiday Lights Trolley Ride (Multiple Departure Times)
Mid Atlantic Center for The Arts:
Emlen Physick Estate  Cape May 08204-1737

11/24/2017 – 12/1/2017  5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

COST: Adults, $12; Children (ages 3-12) $10
CALL: (609) 884-5404
WEBSITE

Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music. Rides last about 30 minutes. Rides start at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, except Nov. 18, when rides start at the Physick Estate. Tickets $12 adults; $10 children (ages 3-12) Call to confirm ride times and pick up locations.

Purchase tickets online or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office. Call or visit the website.

SANTA’S TROLLEY RIDES

Saturdays and Sundays During December website for dates and times!

Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. All rides start at the Physick Estate.

Adults $10; Children (ages 3-12) $8.  Advance reservations are strongly

 

 

2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Cape May – Lewes Ferry LEWES TERMINAL Lewes DELAWARE 08204

11/17/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Friday , Saturday , Sunday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FERRY RIDE
COST: $Check Website for Ferry Fees. There is no entry fee or parking fee to enter the Ferry Grounds.
Tickets are required for all activities at the Christmas Village
Delaware Ice Rink – ice skating tickets must be purchased separately.

CALL: (800) 643-3779
WEBSITE

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 from Nov. 17th-Dec. 31st 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 Friday-Sunday with additional dates the week after Christmas. November 17, 2017 – December 31st from 5-9PM. (10PM on Saturdays)

 

Ocean City Train Show
Ocean City Music Pier  Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk  Ocean City 08226

12/3/2017  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
CALL: 609-399-6111
WEBSITE

Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, 10am -5pm. Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call 609-399-6111.

 

 

The Santa Express (Multiple Departure Times)

Cape May Seashore Lines Reading Ave & Mill Rd Tuckahoe 08270

12/2/2017 – 12/9/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday
11:00 am – 3:30 pm

COST: Adult Coach: $19 Child Coach: $12 (ages 2 to 12) Adult Cafè / Lounge: $35 Child Cafè / Lounge: $35
CALL: Email for info
WEBSITE

Click here for dates and times

A Christmas Tradition continues!… The Seashore Lines provides a historic, comfortable and fun train ride with Santa Claus, as he returns to visit with children (young and old!) on board THE SANTA EXPRESS! Online reserved ticket purchases are highly recommended. Seating aboard all THE SANTA EXPRESS! trains are primarily limited to passengers who have purchased their tickets online. A very limited number of “walk up” tickets for each THE SANTA EXPRESS! train may be available at each station prior to train departure solely on a first come basis, and, only if seats are available on the next departure. Walk-up tickets will not go on sale until all ticketed passengers are seated and it is determined by the Conductor that space is available.

 

Winter Wonderland at Gillian’s
Gillian’s Wonderland Pier E 6th St and Boardwalk Ocean City 08226

11/18/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday, Sunday
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

COST: Free Admission to the Pier, Rides are Ticketed. ($10 Wristbands Avail)
CALL: (609) 399-7082
WEBSITE
Join us for Gillian’s Winter Wonderland! 6th Street Pizza and Indoor Rides will be open, plus check out pictures with Santa! Fridays 4-8pm, Saturday & Sundays Noon-8pm.

 

 

FREE Horse & Carriage Rides
Ocean City 9th & Asbury  Ocean City 08226

11/18/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FREE FOR  All Ages
CALL: 1-800-BEACH-NJ
WEBSITE
FREE Horse & Carriage Rides 12noon -3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

 

Photos with Santa in OCNJ
Ocean City Music Pier Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk Ocean City 08226

11/25/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COST: $10
CALL: 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
WEBSITE
Have your photo taken with Santa in an OCNJ lifeguard boat! $10 per photo. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

 

Breakfast with Santa at Yiannis
Yiannis Café 8401 Asbury Ave Ocean City 08226

12/3/2017  8:00 am – 11:00 am

COST: $Cost of Breakfast
CALL: (609) 391-1113
WEBSITE
Bring your family to Yiannis for Breakfast with Santa! Have your kids bring their Christmas wish list to this local Ocean City eatery while Santa visits from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Town Bank Fire Company’s 16th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Town Bank Fire Company 224 Town Bank Rd North Cape May 08204-2945
12/3/2017  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
COST: Adults: $10, Children: $7
CALL: (609) 886-5511 or (609) 886-1897
WEBSITE
Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Each child will receive a treat from Santa’s sack and face painting! Raffle for a Family Christmas Basket

 

Sensory Friendly Santa at the Mall
Hamilton Mall 4403 Black Horse Pike  Mays Landing 08330
12/3/2017  8:30 am – 10:30 am
FREE for all ages MUST REGISTER AHEAD
CALL: (609) 646-8326
WEBSITE
Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! This compassionate, sensory-friendly event allows families with special needs children to experience the time-honored tradition of visiting Santa. Enjoy a comforting, subdued environment prior to public mall hours. We’ll also have a coloring activity available while you wait for your turn to see Santa. 2 dates available: Sunday, Nov. 26, 8:30-10:30am Sunday, Dec. 3, 8:30-10:30am Reservations are required and space is limited. Please visit or call Customer Service in advance at 609-646-8326. Visits are free and keepsake Santa photo packages will be available for purchase during the event.

 

Santa’s Workshop & Holiday Brunch
The Reeds at Shelter Haven 9601 Third Ave Stone Harbor 08247
12/3/2017 – 12/10/2017 Weekly on Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
RESERVATIONS 609.368.0100  Reservations strongly suggested for parties under 6 guests Reservation required for parties of 6 guests or more!!
COST: $30 per person, 12 & under $20
CALL: (609) 368-0100
WEBSITE
Enjoy a festive holiday brunch and bring your children to experience the “North Pole” to create special crafts for the holiday! December 3rd & 10th. RESERVATIONS 609.368.0100  Reservations strongly suggested for parties under 6 guests Reservation required for parties of 6 guests or more

 

Breakfast with Santa at the Shamrock
Shamrock 3700 Pacific Ave Wildwood 08260
12/2/2017 – 12/24/2017 Weekly on Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
COST: $2.99 for Kids & 4.99 for Adults (Buffet Style)
CALL: (609) 522-7552
WEBSITE
Every Sunday in December we will be offering Breakfast with Santa 10am to 2pm Breakfast will be just $2.99 for Kids & 4.99 for Adults (Buffet Style) Choices will include pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon choice of apple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, or coffee.  They will have arts & crafts available for the kids with Santa’s helpers and pictures with Santa available. Everyone will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you’d like for Christmas, and receive a candy cane. Bring your own cameras if you’d like. Mimosa Specials for the adults as well! Come out for great time with the family!

 

Pet Photos with Santa at the Wagging Tail
The Wagging Tail Cape May 337 Route 9 (Shore Rd) Erma 08204
12/1/2017 – 12/10/2017 Weekly on Friday , Saturday , Sunday
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
COST: Call for prices and to confirm times
CALL: (609) 886-5999
WEBSITE
Bring your pet for a great photo with Santa! Beautifully executed, as always at a calm, private location in our store.

 

Ocean City Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting
Sponsored by The Ocean City Public Library
Ocean City Community Center  1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City  08226
12/3/2017  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609) 399-2434
WEBSITE
Join us at the Ocean City Community Center for a Tree Lighting ceremony, live music, special guests, refreshments, a visit from the man in red, and lots of family-friendly entertainment! Including a Photo Booth and special gifts for the first 200 guests. The Historical Museum will be hosting Mrs. Claus’s Market as well as a Trolley History Tour of Downtown and Lifesaving Station. Tickets are $10 for adults and children under 16 are free with an accompanying adult. Tours will run 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30pm.

Stop by the Art Center to browse holiday gifts and pottery for sale by the students!

 

Gingerbread Decorating with Mrs. Claus
Congress Hall 200 Congress Pl Cape May 08204
11/26/2017 – 12/17/2017 Weekly on Sunday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm half hour sessions 1pm-3:30pm
Reservations are $25.00 per house must call ahead to book reservation (609) 884-6583
CALL: (609) 884-6583
WEBSITE
Turn ordinary gingerbread houses into culinary works of art. Make your very own sweet creations in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom with the help of Mrs. Claus! Kids will get a gingerbread house with plenty of icing and candy like gum drops, peppermint, jelly rings and more to decorate a personalized Christmas cottage. Reservations are $25.00 per house Space is limited. Reservations Times Available from 1:00pm-3:30PM Sessions run every half hour from 1:00 pm through 3:30 pm Call (609) 884-6542 for reservations!

 

 

Supper With Santa at Cape Trinity
Cape Trinity Catholic School 1500 Central Ave Suite 300 North Wildwood 08260
12/3/2017  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COST: Adults $10, Kids $5
CALL: (609) 522-2704
WEBSITE
Please join us for a very Merry Christmas and Supper with Santa! -Homemade Pasta and meatball dinner by Duffinetti’s restaurant -Photos with Santa Clause -Magic Show at 3pm -Glitter Tattoos from Mermade Kids & More!

 

 

Craft Show at the Sheep Farm
551 Hands Mill Road Belleplain 08270
12/2/2017 – 12/3/2017  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609) 861-0328
WEBSITE
2 days of holiday shopping on the famous Sheep Farm in Bellplain. Carefully selected vendors will be offering unique gifts for the holidays.

 

 

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