Places to See Santa 2017
Cape May Zoo Tree Lighting Ceremony
12/1/2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
No registration required FREE for all
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, childrens’ train rides, ice sculpture demonstration, treats for the children and a visit by the jolly man himself in the red suit.
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.
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)
12/1/2017 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE FOR ALL AGES
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!
12/1/2017 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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.
11/25/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday , Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12/2/2017 – 12/23/2017 Weekly on Saturday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609) 624-1350
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)
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
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.
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
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
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!
SANTA VISITS MCNAUGHTON’S GARDEN CENTER
12/10-12/22 Monday – Friday 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 2017 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Come meet Santa! He’ll be at our store for photos and a variety of photo packages are offered! Sunday Christmas Eve we are only open until 3pm.
Location: 331 New Road Somers Point NJ
Prices: Price of Photo Package
Nick Federoff Community Christmas Celebration
12/10/2017 -2 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FREE For All Ages
Come celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the Cape May Police Department as they host their Annual Community Christmas Celebration! The Captain Nick Federoff Community Christmas Celebration is an opportunity for the Police Department and citizens to celebrate the season together. The event is family friendly and free to all. Cape May Police Department and their families volunteer with local businesses and citizens to provide a day full of numerous activities, prizes, refreshments, face painting and of course, photos with Santa!
Sensory Sensitive Santa at the JSCM
12/10/2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!
FREE For All Ages
CALL: (609) 641-5726
The JSCM will be closed to the public during this special event. Guests must register in advance by calling/texting a representative from the Heart of Surfing organization at 609-705-5323. Event takes place at the Jersey Shore Children’s Museum, Hamilton Mall-upper level by Sears, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Heart of Surfing & Jersey Shore Children’s Museum team up to bring joy to Special Needs Families Dec.10th This event is FREE. We will, however be collecting new unwrapped toys to be donated to Atlantic County Toys For Kids Program. Hope to see you there!
Visit With Santa at the Belleplain VFW
12/10/2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Visit with Santa get a picture. Open to all children 12 & under. Gifts and snacks.