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Sometimes the best events are when the crowds are gone...
Wildwood November Events: Events calendar here. www.wildwoodsnj.com

Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery: 160-168 Stevens Street, West Cape May. 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Join us every Friday night year round for delicious wines, sensational sangria and tasty tapas. The Fire Pit will be lit outside and we’ll have LIVE local entertainment too! Great way to end that work week and begin your weekend! Reservations are STRONGLY Suggested! Please call for more information and reservations 609-770-8782. www.willowcreekwinerycapemay.com
Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May: 11/3-5/17. 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

Atlantic City Tattoo Expo: 11/3-5/17. Bally’s Atlantic City at 1900 Boardwalk. Fri.: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sat. 11p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tattoo artists and ink aficionados leave their mark on Atlantic City, with tattoo contests, live entertainment, seminars, parties and meet and greets. www.atlanticcitynj.com

Somers Point Restaurant Week: 11 3-12/17. Plan now to attend this fantastic city-wide event featuring many of the Somers Point eateries. For more details, visit www.SomersPointba.org

Candlelight Walk at Historic Cold Spring Village: 11/4/17. 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: 11/4/17. 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: 11/4/17. 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: 11/10-12/17. 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: 11/11/17. 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

Third Thursday in the Hammonton Downtown District: 11/16/17. “JOLLY MEDIEVAL: A Holiday Renaissance Evening.” Enjoy an enchanted medieval evening downtown as you partake in the food, art, shopping and music of the season. 609-567-9014. www.downtownhammonton.com

Third Friday at the Glasstown Arts District in Millville: 11/17/17 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

Cape May’s Holiday Season: 11/17/17 to 1/1/18. 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: 11/17-19/17. 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

Earlier Than The Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza in Ocean City: 11/18/17. 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

Holiday Light Show at the Towne of Historic Smithville. 11/23/17 – 1/7/17. 1 N New York Rd., Smithville. Thursday through Sunday from dark to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy popular songs of the Holiday Season synchronized with a dazzling Christmas tree light show sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Over 120 Christmas Trees constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting off the water’s surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge. 609-748-8999. www.historicsmithvillenj.com

Christmas in the Downtown “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” in Ocean City: 11/24/17. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Festival of Trees in Avalon: 11/24/17. 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

Festive Friday in Avalon: 11/24/17. 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

City of Millville Holiday Parade: 11/24/17. A parade in the Glasstown Arts District featuring floats, bands, drill teams, & more! 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Stone Harbor Island Holiday: 11/24-25/17. 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: 11/24-25/17. 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

Small Business Saturday at Glasstown Arts District in Millville: 11/25/17. National Business Promotion for speciality shopping on “main street.” Shop Small in the Glasstown Arts District. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

City of Vineland Holiday Parade: 11/25/17. Parade takes place in Vineland Downtown Improvement District. 856-794-8653.

Snowfest Saturday in Avalon: 11/25/17. Santa’s workshop prizes, frosted festival games, skating rink, train rides & much more. 609-967-3936. www.avalonboro.net

City of Bridgeton Holiday Parade: 11/26/17. Parade takes place on Main Street. 856-453-8130.

Festival of Lights at The Cohanzick Zoo: 11/30/17 to 12/2/17. Presented by the by the Bridgeton Recreation Department. 856-453-1675.
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