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Sometimes the best events are when the crowds are gone...
Wildwood November Events: Events calendar here. www.wildwoodsnj.com
Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May: 11/2-4/18. Varied venues and times. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Discarded Woman.” Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Candlelight Walk at Historic Cold Spring Village: 11/3/18. 720 U.S. 9, Cape May. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Step back in time for a lovely autumn evening, when the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk. Luminaries will line the paths and guide you to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Guests will also enjoy desserts, live musical entertainment and hot beverages at the Village Pavilion. 609-898-2300. www.hcsv.org

Trail of Two Cities – Run/Walk in Ocean City: 11/3/18. Bridge from Ocean City to Somers Point. Registration 7am, Run/Walk 8am. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival in Cape May: 11/3/18. More than 40 vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May: 11/9-11/18 The E0IJF has become one of the most respected music festivals in the world since its debut in 2012. During the three day weekend, the E0IJF hosts over 100 international touring musicians with performances in Cape May Convention Hall and various club venues. The atmosphere is styled after European festivals, with fest goers strolling from venue to venue sampling the many styles of music from jazz, soul, reggae, blues, and R&B. 609-849-9202. www.exit0jazzfest.com

Second Saturday Wine Tasting at Glasstown Arts District in Millville:
11/10/18. Every 2nd Saturday of the month, the Village on High holds a wine tasting and food pairings. Cost is $15 per person. Live music and shopping. Call for reservations: 609-254-3021, www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Cape May’s Holiday Season: 11/16/18 to 1/1/19. Six weeks of special holiday tours and events including Holiday Preview Weekend, 44th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours, plus Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Emlen Physick Estate Christmas Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Evening Holiday Lights Trolley Rides, Evening Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Santa’s Trolley Rides, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend: 11/16/18 to 18/18. Get a head start on the Holiday season! 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. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 18 as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Third Friday at the Glasstown Arts District in Millville: 11/16/18 High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Earlier Than The Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza in Ocean City: 11/17/18. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas, early bird shopping specials. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Festival of Trees in Avalon: 11/21/18. More than 30 trees and wreaths, decorated by island businesses will be on display at the Whitebriar and available for auction. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

Christmas in the Downtown “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” in Ocean City: 11/23/18. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Festive Friday in Avalon: 11/23/18. 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. www.visitavalonnj.com

Holiday Extravaganza: Sea Isle City. 11/23-24/18. A holiday parade that starts at 6 pm and ends at Excursion park with decorated fire company trucks and the Mayor and Santa Claus lighting the holiday tree. Also from 4 pm - 9 pm there will be an ice skating rink. Then on Saturday, Small Business Saturday, we encourage everyone to shop locally and for every $20.00 spent they will receive a ticket to be entered in a raffle to win a big screen TV. www.seaislechamber.com

Big Glass Blast! 11/23/18. Come down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 23 for our BIG GLASS BLAST tradition! Watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates large-scale holiday-themed glass objects throughout the day! Visitors will have a chance to see past years objects on display as well, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, and the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick. Also the opening day of the annual Holiday Studio Sale, browse discounted works by WheatonArts Glass and Ceramic Artists and associate glass artists David & Melanie Leppla. Big Glass Blast is held during “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” offering FREE Admission to all visitors! Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332. www.wheatonarts.org

Holiday Studio Sale: 11/23 to 12/2/18. Join us for the annual WheatonArts Holiday Studio Sale! There will be FREE Admission to the Studio Sale held in the Event Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday, November 26). Get your pick of WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds and overstocks, glass by Melanie Guernsey Leppla and David Leppla, and a wide selection of pottery by WheatonArts’ artist Terry Plasket and our WheatonArts Ceramic Studio Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off original prices! WheatonArts Members are welcome to an Early Preview Reception of the sale on November 23 at 9:30am. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332. www.wheatonarts.org

City of Millville Holiday Parade: 11/23/18. A parade in the Glasstown Arts District featuring floats, bands, drill teams, & more! 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Stone Harbor Island Holiday: 11/23-24/18. Pet parade, scavenger hunt and family activities, merchants’ hospitality night, Small Business Saturday activities and Christmas Parade. www.SHNJ.org. www.stoneharborbeach.com

Holiday Crafts Fair at the Cape May Convention Hall: 11/23-24/18. A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org or 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

City of Vineland Holiday Parade: 11/24/18. Parade takes place in Vineland Downtown Improvement District. 856-794-8653.

Snowfest Saturday in Avalon: 11/24/18. Santa’s workshop prizes, frosted festival games, skating rink, train rides & much more. 609-967-3936. www.avalonboro.net

City of Bridgeton Holiday Parade: 11/25/18. Parade takes place on Main Street. 856-453-8130.

Festival of Lights at The Cohanzick Zoo: 11/29/17 to 12/2/18. Presented by the by the Bridgeton Recreation Department. 856-453-1675.

Cape May City Christmas Tree Lighting: 11/30/18. Rotary Bandstand, Lyle Lane, Cape May. 7 p.m. Cape May City’s Christmas season kicks off in spectacular style with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Victorian Bandstand in Rotary Park. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

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