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FESTIVAL OF TREES: 19-27: Avalon. Featuring beautiful trees and wreaths, decorated by local businesses and up for Silent Auction. 609-967-3936.

SANTA LIGHTS DUNE DRIVE: Nov. 26: Head over to Dune Drive and enjoy a festive holiday parade on Friday evening starting at ICONA Avalon at 4:30pm and heading north along Dune Drive. Enjoy live music, character appearances, floats and, of course Santa Claus as he lights up Dune Drive for the holiday season!

AND SNOWFEST SATURDAY: Nov. 26-27: Avalon. Throughout the shopping district in Avalon. Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday, featuring more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy. 609-967-3936.

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CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks Six weeks (Nov. 19-Jan. 2, 2021) of special holiday tours and events. Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 20-22), 46th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 5, 12,19), Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours. Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

DOUBLE VALUE GIFT CARDS: Nov. 19, Glasstown Arts District, Millville. “Beginning Nov. 19, the Glasstown Arts District will be selling Double Value Gift Cards for the participating businesses on High Street until they are sold out.  Shoppers can “double the value” of the card with denominations of $25-$500.  For information contact: Marianne at 856-293-0556 or

EARLIER THAN THE BIRD” DOWNTOWN SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: Nov. 20: 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. 8 a.m. to Noon.

FREE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN: Nov. 20-21, 26-27: The Asbury shopping district becomes a “Miracle on Asbury Avenue” celebrating the holiday with beautifully decorated shops and special holiday offers, free horse and carriage rides throughout the downtown and much more. For more information call 800-BEACH-NJ.

FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY:  Dec. 11. Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. featuring FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, choir performances, children’s craft making table, a magician, face painting, dance performances and much more! At 4:30 pm there will be a tree lighting ceremony. For more information call 609.729.9000 or visit for a detailed schedule of events.

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