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Enjoy the Holidays at the Jersey Shore!

Saturday, November 22, 2014   /   by Teresa Dipeso

Enjoy the Holidays at the Jersey Shore!

Cape May County comes alive with the sounds, sights and smells of the holiday season. Enjoy a carriage ride through historic Cape May and revel in the sparkly lights of beautiful Victorian homes decorated for Christmas. Take guided yuletide house tours, stroll through quaint seaside shops.  


Celebrate with sea shells and jingles bells and spend the holiday season at the Jersey Shore!



Stone Harbor Island Holiday: Nov 28-29. Island festivities offer holiday activities for the entire family. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday parade, iconic children characters, merchant hospitality and shopping specials. www.stoneharborbeach.com

Wetlands Wonderland: Nov 29. Bring the kids and enjoy family fun, scavenger hunts, special creature features, aquarium feedings, extended teaching tank interactions, crafts, games and more. www.wetlandsinstitute.org


Avalon’s Thanks­giv­ing Week­end Events: Avalon’s annual Thanks­giv­ing week­end fes­tiv­i­ties return with a sched­ule of events to enter­tain the entire fam­ily before and after the turkey, stuff­ing, and pump­kin pie. Be sure to check out these fun fam­ily events and make plans to spend this hol­i­day week­end at the shore!


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Avalon Festival of Trees: Nov 26-29.Start the week­end by attend­ing the annual Fes­ti­val of Trees at The White­brier Restau­rant start­ing on Wed, Nov 26 at 4 p.m. Trees and wreaths dec­o­rated by local busi­nesses are up for silent auc­tion. Cock­tails and hors d’oeuvres will be avail­able for bid­ders, and the bid­ding will con­tinue Fri­day and Sat­ur­day.


Annual Turkey Trot: Nov 28, 10am. Par­tic­i­pants will travel through Avalon in a 5K and 1.5-mile walk per­fect for a post-Thanksgiving calo­rie burn. Event benefits the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.


Festive Friday: Nov 28, 11am-6pm. Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday in Avalon! This event features more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family includ­ing ice skating, bounce houses, pop­u­lar char­ac­ters and hol­i­day activ­i­ties through­out the day. Avalon Mayor will wel­come Santa Claus and light the holiday tree at 5pm.


Snowfest Saturday: Nov 29 11am-4pm. The Avalon field is trans­formed into a win­ter car­ni­val and this family friendly holiday events features family-fun games, rides, activities, live entertainment and much more!


Cape May Holiday Crafts Fair: Nov 28-29. A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations. www.capemaymac.org


Cape May Physick Estate: Nov 21-23.Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy Holiday Traditions through the Years, brings back happy childhood memories, capturing the feeling of Christmas past with model trains, a giant Christmas tree, toys and much more. Tree lighting and visit from Santa Nov. 22 at 7pm.  


The Annual Holiday Wine Trail Weekend: Nov 28-30. The New Jersey wine industry celebrates the holiday season with food pairings, discounts, live entertainment, and special tastings statewide all weekend long.Visit participating wineries and receive a holiday grape vine wreath and decorative ornament. Patrons traveling the Holiday Trail will receive a wreath and ornament at the first winery they visit, and an ornament to decorate the wreath from each winery visited thereafter.Sip your way across NJ this weekend, and enjoy your holiday decoration for the rest of the season.

 Cape May Wineries include:

 Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Rio Grande, Cape May
Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May Court House, Cape May
Natali Vineyards, Cape May Court House, Cape May
Willow Creek Winery, West Cape May, Cape May


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