Get away from the craziness of the big city and head down to The Wildwoods for all the fun Holiday events that are have planned. Most of these events are FREE or have very low cost!
Below is a list of the events. Hope to see you there!!
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Friday, December 4
Kick off the holiday season this December at one of the Wildwoods’ historic landmarks. The tree
lighting ceremony will be held in the lighthouse courtyard at 1st & Central Avenues in North Wildwood and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, cookies, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus.
The Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade – Friday, December 11
Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th & Central Avenues); lineup begins at 5:30 p.m.; and the parade steps off at 6 p.m. at 16th & Central Avenues then continues South on Pacific Avenue through Wildwood to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then North on Ocean Avenue ending at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
There will be a tree lighting ceremony in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center immediately following the Parade around 7:15 p.m. with Parade awards presented inside the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. Parade trophies will be awarded to the following categories: Commercial, Community Service, Marching Band and Public Service.
The rain date for the parade is Sunday, December 13 with lineup at 4:30 p.m., and the parade stepping off at 5 p.m. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast. For the most up-to-date information on the parade – including a map, how to register your vehicle for the parade or to see a list of winners from last year’s parade – please visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.
Wildwoods Convention Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Shopping Bazaar – Friday, December 11
The festivities at the Wildwoods Convention Center kick off at 6 p.m. with the opening of the Holiday Shopping Bazaar. The tree lighting ceremony will take place in front of the Convention Center at 7:15 p.m. with the Jaycees Christmas Parade Awards immediately following inside the Convention Center.
Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration – Saturday, December 12
The Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center will feature a full day of holiday shopping, children’s crafts and face painting, local school children’s choruses & band performances, music, gymnastics performances, a magician, FREE holiday movies and a special visit from Santa Claus.
Saturday’s schedule for the Family Holiday Celebration is as follows:
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Stocking Making Table & Face Painters
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Shopping Bazaar, Children’s Craft Making Table & Free Holiday Movies
9:30 a.m. – Cape Trinity Catholic Choir
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Balloon Twisting
10 a.m. – Art of Gymnastics & Cheer
10:30 a.m. – Wildwood Catholic High School
11 a.m. – Santa Claus Arrives
11:30 a.m. – Magician Ken Northridge
12:30 p.m. – Glenwood School Choir
12:50 p.m. – Wildwood Middle School Choir
1:10 p.m. – Wildwood High School Choir
1:30 p.m. – Avalon String Band
2:30 p.m. – Crest Memorial School Band & Choir
3 p.m. – Margaret Mace Choir
You can also grab a seat and enjoy the show as two separate viewing rooms play FREE holiday movie classics! The movie schedule is as follows:
Meeting Room 1
9:30 a.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10:30 a.m. – Frosty the Snowman
11:30 a.m. – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12:30 p.m. – Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
1:30 p.m. – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon version)
2 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas
2:30 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Meeting Room 3
9:30 a.m. – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (starring Jim Carrey – PG)
11:30 a.m. – Polar Express (G)
1:20 p.m. – The Santa Clause (PG)
As we find out more events that are taking place in the Wildwoods we will let you know!!
Also make sure you purchase your friends or loved ones a 2016 Wildwood Art Calendar.