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DECEMBER EVENTS
Due to the COVID19 situation, please check all event dates & specifics with the event host…
PEOPLE, PLACE, PROCESS: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 : 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts. WheatonArts, Millville. This exhibit in the Museum of American Glass honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts. Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

THEMES ACROSS CULTURES: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021: WheatonArts, Millville. View the similarities and differences of various artistic expressions found within South Jersey’s diverse cultural groups on display in WheatonArts’ Down Jersey Folklife Center. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Nov. 27 - Dec. 23: OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Cape May. Did you know that Cape May was recently voted the Best Christmas Town in the State of New Jersey by Readers Digest on rd.com. This year, the nation’s oldest seaside resort will host an Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23. Check out the details of Santa’s list of activities below and online at www.capemaystrong.org

Nov. 27 – Dec. 23: HOLIDAY WISH LIST CONTEST: Cape May. Follow the holiday lights to the end of the Parkway and head to Cape May this holiday season where you will find friendly faces and open spaces to enjoy a safe, open-air shopping experience with unique shops and delicious dining options. Simply visit any participating merchant for information and entry forms. Fill out a form and be automatically entered in our weekly prize drawings as well as the grand prize drawing for a weekend getaway to Cape May! Check back on Nov. 15th to see a list of participating stores and restaurants. www.capemaystrong.org

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: CAPE MAY WALKING TOUR & HOLIDAY HUNT: Cape May. Find all 12 holiday symbols hidden around Cape May, then snap a festive photo of you or your group and post it on Facebook or Instagram using #CapeMay12Days for a chance to win. Check online to see more details about this family-friendly activity, download a PDF map of the symbols, or access an interactive version of the holiday hunt. www.capemaystrong.org

HOLIDAY PAWS & CLAWS PHOTO CONTEST: Cape May. Entries must be posted or emailed by midnight on Saturday, Dec. 19th. Dress up your pets in their holiday best! Then take a picture to enter to win prizes. Submit your photo by posting it on either Facebook or Instagram and tagging it with #cmholidaypawsandclaws. Entries must be posted by midnight on Saturday, December 19th. www.capemaystrong.org

NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S FRUITCAKE BAKING CONTEST: Cape May. Register by email at capemaycontest@gmail.com  by midnight on Saturday, Dec.19th: Do you have a new spin on this Christmas classic? Enter your version of a fruit cake to in this tasty competition. Register by midnight on Saturday, Dec. 19th. Please include your name and a phone number. Entrants will receive more details about delivering their culinary creation for judging. www.capemaystrong.org

1-6: HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE: WheatonArts, Millville. Browse WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds & overstocks, glass by Melanie & David Leppla, and pottery by Terry Plasket & WheatonArts Ceramic Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off their original prices. Free admission to the sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

1-JAN. 1, 2021: CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov. 20-Jan. 1, 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. www.capemaymac.org

Nov. 21 - Jan. 1, 2021. DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN OCEAN CITY: Ocean City. Over 100 shops and cafes on Asbury Avenue in this seaside resort will host Downtown for the Holidays Celebration. For more information about these Downtown for the Holidays events, contact 800-BEACH-NJ. Or visit www.oceancityvacation.com

3-5: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS @ THE COHANZICK ZOO:
856-453-1675.

4: CITY OF CAPE MAY TREE LIGHTING: Rotary Park. 7pm. Annual event. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

4: GREATER WILDWOOD JAYCEES CHRISTMAS PARADE AND CHRISTMAS IN THE PLAZA: Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. 609-729-5501 or www.WildwoodHoliday.com

5: WEST CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE: Now in its 55th year, the parade steps off at 5:00pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. www.westcapemay.us

5: WINTER ENCAMPMENT/WASSAIL DAY: Historic Cold Spring Village. The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of the holidays at this free family event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy hands-on crafts, live music, hot beverages and holiday treats served by historical interpreters in period clothing. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the festively decorated. www.hcsv.org

5: HISTORIC CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOURS: Historic Bridgeton’s signature holiday event tours of historic buildings, homes, & churches. Enjoy the Downtown Historic District, where shops & restaurants will be bustling with special holiday enticements. 856-453-8130.

5-6, 12-13, 19-20: FREE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN: 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. www.oceancityvacation.com

5, 12, 19: SANTA VISITS THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. Bring your wee ones, girlfriends or favorite pets for a photo with Santa. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

5, 12, 19: HOLIDAY GLASS IN THE STUDIO: WheatonArts, Millville. Watch as glass artists create holiday-themed objects of all sizes out of hot molten glass throughout the day! 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

5, 12, 19: CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR: Cape May. 47th Annual Event. (Dec.5, 12, 19) Self-guided walking tour, the main attraction of Cape May’s festive holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

8: FREE MOVIE NIGHT: Millville Army Airfield Museum. 1 Leddon St. Millville. 6 to 8:30p.m. Veteran speaker and movie. Limited seating (call to reserve) 856-327-2347. www.p47millville.org

11: HOLIDAY EVENTS: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Celebration of the holidays live entertainment, carolers, “carol-oke,” Santa’s Village & much more! 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

12: FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Wildwoods Convention Center. 609.729.9000 or www.WildwoodHoliday.com

12: 2nd SATURDAY WINE TASTING AT THE VILLAGE ON HIGH: Millville. Lovely wine and food pairings in the beautiful garden courtyard at the shopping village located at 501 N. High St., Millville. Cost is only $20 per person. Reservations: 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

12: CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR: Mauricetown. A tour of festively decorated houses. Many residents open their homes and invite you to enjoy the old-time spirit of Christmas. Crafts Fair and food at the Mauricetown Fire Hall. www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org

13: CHRISTMAS IN GREENWICH: Cumberland County. Enjoy self-guided tours of private homes, religious and historic sites and local museums. All buildings will be decorated for the holiday season! 856-455-8580

18: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. 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

26-31: BOARDWALK BASKETBALL CLASSIC: Wildwoods Convention Center. The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament with teams from all over the country coming to compete. 609-522-3355. www.bbclassic.net

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