Holiday Entertainment at the Shore

Pretty lights and frosty nights in Atlantic City this winter as we celebrate the holiday season with a variety of events, including music, parades and more.

The Jersey Shore is the place to be this holiday season, with a variety of events that will warm those frosty nights.

Pretty Lights, Trees & Family Outings

Atlantic City Christmas Parade
Boardwalk, Atlantic City NJ
Dec. 10. 2017 ● 1:00 p.m.
Christmas Parade on the Boardwalk from Boston Avenue to Showboat. 2017

Tickets:  Free for all to view
Phone: 888-228-4748

Santa & “His Lighthouse Elves” Pizza Party
Absecon Lighthouse at New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 • 11:00am to 3:30pm
Absecon Lighthouse will light up the holidays on Saturday, December 9. Santa and his Lighthouse Elves will host kids of all ages for holiday crafts in the museum, climb to the top to meet Santa Claus, and pizza from the award winning restaurant “Tony Boloney’s”.
Tickets: $15.00 per person
Phone: 609-449-1360 • Visit:

Hammonton Downtown Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade
Downtown Hammonton, NJ 
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 6-9pm
Let the magic of Christmas begin! Enjoy carolers, carriage rides and watch Santa light the Town Tree at 7pm. Stores, restaurants and galleries will be open late during the Tree Lighting. Rain date is December 3rd.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 • 7pm
Firemen’s Christmas Parade takes place in Downtown Hammonton

Tropicana’s Holiday Musical Light Show
The Quarter at The Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ
Through January 2, 2018every hour on the hour, from noon until 10 p.m.
Free Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter featuring a 35-foot tree synchronized to holiday music. This not-to-be-missed experience combines interactive lights with an inspiring array of beloved holiday musical selections. Adding to the festive décor is Tropicana’s famed 25-foot Poinsettia Tree located in Palm Walk.

Tickets: FREE and Open to the public
Phone: 609-340-4000 • Visit:

Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade
Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Through December 30, 2017 (Closed 11/24, 12/24, 12/25)
Come experience holiday magic right before your eyes! Be here by 5:00PM when Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over one million lights for the holiday season! All of our rides, attractions, and snack bars are open! (Santa is in his home and lights the park until December 23.) Christmas Fantasy With Lights – A South Jersey Tradition for over 25 years!
Phone:  (609)-646-0103 ● Visit:

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
Cape May, NJ
Through January 1, 2018
What better place to get into the true spirit of Christmas than Victorian Cape May? This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights. Wrap yourself in the warmth of holiday spirit and sample a seemingly endless variety of fun and tasty events. From trolley rides to wine tastings, from house tours to themed dinners, there is something for everyone! 

The Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland this time of year. It’s all about the wonder of Christmas morning with model trains and toys beneath the tree. You can actually stand under our tree and marvel at the intricate layout of dozens of Dickens Village houses, people and accessories that make the village come to life. Kids can write a letter to Santa and leave it in his special mail box.

Brunch with Santa at NJMP
New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville NJ
December 17 • 11:00am – 2:00pm
Santa is coming to town and he is making a stop at NJMP! All are welcome to NJMP for Brunch with Santa, 11:00am – 2:00pm, for a magical afternoon! $18 per person + tax and service charge; Children 4 – 10 years old: $9; Children under 3: FREE. For more information and to reserve your family’s space call (856) 327-7204 or email

Breakfast with Santa includes:
• Brunch Buffet
• Photo Opportunity
• Child Ornament Craft
• Official Santa Letter Mailing Location (bring your own or write one here)


Ocean City Hosts Festive Holiday Events
Ocean City Parade
Downtown, Ocean City NJ
Dec. 1, 2017 ● 6:00 p.m.
This annual tradition features marching bands, dance groups, special guests and, of course, Santa. The parade begins at 6:30 pm and the route runs on Asbury Avenue from 6th – 11th St.

Breakfast with Santa
Sat. & Sun Dec. 2, 2017 – Dec. 23
At a different downtown restaurant each week until December 23rd.

Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Saturday & Sunday Dec. 2 – Dec. 17, 2017

FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave.

Photos with Santa
Saturday & Sunday Dec. 2 – Dec. 23, 2017
Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier. $10 per photo

A Christmas Carol, The Broadway Musical
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk,
Friday, December 8, 2017 – Saturday, December 9, 2017
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort.

For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.


Holiday Music & Revues
Holiday Jubilee at the Tropicana
Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ
Through Dec. 22, 2017 • Shows days and times vary, check website
Holiday Jubilee at the Tropicana takes a fresh approach to presenting the most beloved holiday music, characters and story of the season. The dance ensemble of nine dancers and two vocalist who will light up the spirit of the Holidays. This ensemble will make you remember what the Holidays are all about. Escape the hustle and the bustle of the world outside and celebrate the true spirit of the holiday season with Holiday Jubilee at the Tropicana.
Tickets: $25.00 Adult $10.00 Child
Phone: 609-340-4000

Colcannon’s Celtic Christmas
Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway, NJ
Dec. 2, 2017 • 4:00 p.m.
This is a Christmas party invitation everyone will want! A “Christmas Come-All-Ye’ with Colcannon, is a wonderful holiday presentation featuring great traditional and modern music, poems and stories. Audiences will enjoy all those great Irish Christmas tunes – a little wild, a little sad; as well as the famous tune about Mrs. Hooligan’s immortal cake.
No other holiday has the mystique of Christmas. Be it the solemnity and reverence surrounding Bethlehem or the camaraderie and gift-giving of the more secular celebrations, the moods of Christmas are many and rich. Colcannon’s Celtic Christmas is a celebration of those many moods.

Christmas Queens
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
Dec. 2, 2017 • 9:00 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit this December in the Music Box with Christmas Queens! Enjoy an evening of drag featuring your favorite queens including Bob the Drag Queen, Phi Phi O’Hara, Violet Chachki and Sherry Vine! Don’t miss them!
Tickets: $25
Phone: 1-866-900-4849 • Visit:

Silent Film: 2nd Annual Christmas Spectacular
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
Dec. 8, 2017 ● 7:00 p.m.
We will conclude our 2017 series with our annual Christmas Spectacular. Showing off the versatility of the W.W. Kimball Opus 7073 we will have silent film shorts, a Christmas carol sing along as well as other various acts with both the curatorial and outreach staff as well as our volunteers serving up plenty of Christmas Cheer!
Tickets: $20.00
Phone: 888-228-4748 ● Visit:

The Irish Tenors Perform “We Three Kings”
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
Dec. 9, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.
The Irish Tenors consist of artists Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan accompanied by a twenty – eight piece orchestra.  The Christmas show combines enchanting Irish repertoire with sweeping holiday selections in an evening filled with joy
Tickets: $55.00 – $85.00
Phone: 609-340-6000 • Visit:

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Caesars Hotel Casino, Atlantic City
Dec. 9, 2017 ● 9:00 p.m.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive!
Tickets: $45.00 – $309.00
Phone: 609-441-5000 ● Visit:

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Presents: Holiday Cheer ‘17
Stockton Campus Center Theatre, Galloway, NJ
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony is lighting up the holidays in a beautiful way—with music that brings out the inner warmth of the season! Two (!) carol sing-alongs conclude our concerts — one with orchestra and the other gathered ’round our maestro at the piano. Baroque music fits the holidays like Stilton and Port. Let’s trim the tree and spin the dreidel!
Tickets: TBA
Phone: 609-652-9000 • Visit:

Atlantic City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
Caesars Hotel Casino, Atlantic City
Dec. 16 -17, 2017, • Sat. 7:00 p.m., Sun 4 p.m.
The Nutcracker, one of ballet’s treasured classics, tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous jo
urney through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.
Tickets: $45.00 Adults $20.00 Students/Child 10% Military Discount 15% Senior Discount
Phone: 609-348-7201/7202 • Visit:

A Very Elvis Christmas
Dante Hall Theater, Atlantic City
Saturday, December 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Elvis fans worldwide will agree that no one captured the heart and soul of Christmas quite like the King. There’s no one who pays better tribute to Elvis than Jim Barone with A VERY ELVIS CHRISTMAS! Jim Barone, an award winning Elvis tribute artist, embodies the image, the sound and the essence of Elvis Presley, while seamlessly re-creating the excitement that Elvis generated in his live performances.
Tickets: $30.00


Holiday Dinner Theater at It’s Best
Atlantic City Palm Presents Dickens of a Murder
The Palm Restaurant, Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, NJ 
Sun., Dec. 10 & 17, 2017 • 6:00 p.m.
Bah Humbug! Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his miserly, uncompassionate ways, but he’s a changed man! He’s been practically giving his money away. Scrooge’s nephew, Fred Sawyer, is throwing a Christmas party and everyone is delighted for his appearance. But what’s this? Sherlock Holmes?! What could he possibly want at a Christmas party? You soon find out that he’s investigating dear Scrooge’s murder. As more guests arrive and the Sawyer’s servant, Mrs. Dilber, attempts to spit-shine your spoon, you are Sherlock Holmes’ aid. This Christmas party’s a hoppin’, but there’s a murderer a knockin’. This evening definitely will be A Dickens of a Murder!
Tickets $85 per person includes Three Course Dinner & Show
Phone: 609-344-0483 • Visit: