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South Jersey Christmas Events:
Best Holiday Events for 2019

Features Tree Lighting Celebrations, Festivals, Parades, and more

South Jersey Christmas Events

Experience Holiday and Christmas events and attractions in New Jersey, whether it's jingle bells, Christmas tree lighting, carol singing, or just reenactments of past New Jersey Christmas events, The attractions during the Christmas season in NJ are always festive. Many of these events begin the day after Thanksgiving with the traditional start of the Christmas Holiday season

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

Multidate 2019 South Jersey Christmas Events

Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade
November 16 - December 30, 2019; (Closed 12/24, 12/25 & Thanksgiving 11/28)
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
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!

Atlantic City Annual Tropicana Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Daily shows begin Thursday, November 21 through Friday, December 27, 2019; Presented every hour on the hour starting at noon.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Tropicana makes the season bright with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter. The free Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot ornately decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sights and sounds of the season.

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 22, 2019 through January 1, 2020 (Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas )
Cape May, NJ
The wonders of the season come to life in "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years," at the Carroll Gallery in the Physick Estate Carriage House. Experience a breathtaking exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, and more!

Smithville Holiday Light Show On The Lake
November 28, 2019 until January 5, 2020
Historical Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ 08205
Over 120 Christmas Trees made 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 of the water's surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge.

Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration
From November 29, until December 30, 2019
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
This annual celebration features twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow, and the return of the man in a red wetsuit, Scuba Santa. Visitors will get to see Scuba Santa and his elf swim alongside rare sharks, gigantic sea turtles and stingrays in the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit. Visit him in Ocean Realm as he speads the magic of Christmas to every child and animal and stops for underwater selfies with kids of all ages.

Christmas Light Show & Hay Ride
November 29 to December 23, 2019; Friday and Saturday evenings from 5PM to 9 PM. Sunday 11am - 9pm & Monday thru Thursday evenings from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
This event features thousands of Twinkling lights attached to the wagons so that you are surrounded with at computerized light show set to the music of Christmas. Intensify your experience with a pair of 3D snowflake glasses that turn every light into a snowflake.
The Market is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with Gifts, Cookies, Christmas trees, Wreaths and all kinds of fun activities for the family. Visit with Santa and his Reindeer. To complete your holiday experience we will also have a campfire going to roast marshmallows and make s' mores. Bring your own Camera for a great Photo op. Costs for activities vary.

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa before a day of splashing!
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2019( 9am 10am)
Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091
Website & Tickets
Santa Claus is making his way from the North Pole down to West Berlin, NJ Saturdays and Sundays in December. That's right, Santa will be HERE! Can you believe it? From 9 AM – 10 AM, enjoy a breakfast buffet (see menu) and the opportunity to snap photos with the jolly man himself. After that, Santa will join the kids in the water park. He will be puttin' on his Santa Swimsuit and swimming until 1:00 PM each day of his visit.

Holiday Glass in the Studio
Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21, 2019; 11am - 4pm
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Web Site
Phone: 856-825-6800. Email:
This holiday event features their glass artists creating holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors can see other holiday glass objects on display, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick, and a 5'7" tall glass menorah.

Scrooge the Musical
December 12 - December 22, 2019
The Ritz Theatre Co.
915 White Horse Pike
Theatre District
Haddon Township, NJ
Information & Tickets
This annual holiday favorite features the stories of Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and of course, Ebenezer Scrooge. Featuring classic songs, such as "Thank You Very Much", "I Hate People", and "Father Christmas", this stage version of the classic Albert Finney movie will set your feet tapping and put you in the perfect holiday spirit! Bring your whole family to see this classic Dickens tale filled with music and dance. It's holiday fun for everyone!

November 2019 South Jersey Christmas Events

Stone Harbor Island Holiday
November 29 & 30, 2019; 10am - 9pm
Downtown Shopping District
212 96th St.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
This family event features the annual Pet Parade, Merchants Hospitality on Friday Night, Small Business Saturday, Scavenger Hunt & Family Activities (Friday & Saturday) and Annual Christmas Parade Saturday at 6:30 pm.

 Mullica Hill Lights on Main
Saturday, November 30, 2019; 6-10pm
Old Town Hall
Main Street
Mullica Hill
Christmas will officially begin when the 60 foot Christmas is lit. Come join in the revelry, festivities and laughter! Carriage rides along Main Street. Delicious refreshments and drinks. Activities for the kids. Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.

Swedesboro Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 30, 2019; Parade @ 1pm. Lighting @6:30 pm
Swedesboro Borough Hall
1500 Kings Highway
Swedesboro,NJ 08085
(856) 467-0202
Kings Highway will be alive with Christmas cheer as Swedesboro celebrates the start of the holiday season with its annual Christmas Parade at 1pm. The parade will take place on Kings Highway at Walter Hill School and will continue all the way through the downtown where it will end at Church Street. The Parade will be conclude with an appearance by Santa. Immediately following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with children in the Woolwich Fire House until 4pm. The day’s events will wrap up at 6:30pm, with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and caroling at Borough Hall.

Santa's Tree Lighting Celebration
November 30 & December 1, 2019; 4pm - 6pm
Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 U.S. 9, Middle Township
Middle Township, New Jersey 08210
Web Site
Contact: Jean Whalen, Phone: 609-465-5271, Email:
Cost: Free admission
Tree lighting will be at 5:00 pm Saturday Both days will feature collectibles and crafts for sale by the Cape May County Associations of Zoo Keepers from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Don't miss this new holiday tradition for the entire family brought to you by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Gerald M. Thornton - Director Leonard C. Desiderio - Vice-Director, E. Marie Hayes, Will Morey, Jeffrey L. Pierson. The celebration will include live holiday music, an ice sculpture demonstration, the polar express train ride, bounce house castle and slide, character appearances, free treats for all and a visit by the jolly man himself in the red suit.  This expanded two day event will feature the Cape May Dancers performance on Saturday night and a Frozen II Showcase with character appearances Sunday evening. Join us for both fun filled nights

December 2019 South Jersey Christmas Events

Annual Christkindlmarkt at Tuckerton Seaport
December 6, 7, 8, 2019; ( Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm)
Tuckerton Seaport
Tuckerton, NJ
Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the Annual Christkindlmarkt is a true Christmas village atmosphere! This is a European style holiday market outdoors and under huge heated tents. Craft and gift vendors, fabulous food court, kiddie rides, Santa, rolling chair sleigh rides on the boardwalk, horse and wagon rides, demonstrations, great entertainment and holiday fun! Come jump start your holiday shopping, get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn wagon ride and let the kids make their own Christmas crafts.

Cape May Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6, 2019; @7pm
Rotary Park
400 block of Lafayette St.
Cape May, NJ
Information, call 609-884-9565
Enjoy some old fashioned holiday cheer when the City of Cape May officially kicks off the holiday season with a festive family program that will include caroling, a presentation from the Lower Cape May Regional High School choir, and a special visit from Santa Claus.

Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade
December 6, 7, 2019
On Long Beach Blvd. from 5th-25th Streets.
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
The Treelighting takes place on Friday @5:50pm in front of Anchor with music, singing, hot chocolate and donuts.
The Parade takes place on Saturday @1pm with homemade floats and antique cars, The parade will proceed along Long Beach Boulevard 5th Street to 25th Street.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6, 2019; (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard
1st & Central Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
Admission: Free
Festive ceremony will take place at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard. The Christmas tree lighting event includes music, refreshments, free tour of lighthouse and Santa Claus!

Annual Dickens Festival
Saturday, December 7, 2019; 6pm – 10pm
Main Street
Medford, NJ
Admission is free
This annual family event transforms downtown Medford into a Victorian-era Christmas wonderland. The name and playful atmosphere of the festival were inspired by Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol. The festival features many exciting attractions including music, food, stilt walkers, a magician, caricaturists, a story teller, jugglers, ice carvings, a live Nativity, a lighted house contest, horse drawn carriages, carolers dressed in mid 19th century garb, Santa's visit and the nativity reenactment by local churches.

Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 7, 2019; 1PM to 6PM
Old Well's Pharmacy building, aka the Beverly Library Annex
433 Cooper Street.
Beverly, NJ
Cost: $15 early bird purchase, or $20 day of event
Call Linda 609-351-3532 for information and to reserve your tickets
Tour 14 historic and beautifully decorated homes in the Beverly and Edgewater Park area with a detailed map and balloons at each home out front.

Mays Landing Holiday House Tour and Scavenger Hunt
December 7, 2019; 5pm - 8pm
Hamilton Historical Society
49 Mill Street
Mays Landding, New Jersey 08330
Web Site
Contact: Cliff Melder, 609-909-0272, Email:
Event Cost: $15.00
This event features a festive tour of Mays Landing's Historic properties, beautifully decorated for the season. George May, after whom the village was named, built a shipyard and trading post here in 1756. From these humble beginnings later became an important part of Hamilton Townships Historic District. The architecture within the Mays Landing Historic District includes the buildings directly associated with the county government and the cotton mill. These include the government buildings, homes of attorneys, politicians, tradesmen, and mill workers as well as churches, schools, and commercial buildings that made up the community.
Large houses in Second Empire, Greek Revival, and other styles mix with smaller, less ornate vernacular Victorian houses, cottages, and bungalows.
Tour these beautifully restored and decorated homes, meet the owners and share in their stories of restoration and rejuvenation.

Visit with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
They will be decorating trees at the Garden, greeting Santa and telling lots of holiday stories! Also enjoy some hot chocolate and apple cider with cookies ---- delicious.

West Cape May Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2019 @5pm (Rain date - December 8th)
Cape May, NJ
Start your holiday season with the best Christmas Parade in Cape May County! Over three hours of family fun and entertainment. Parade start time is 5:00PM. Parade starts at the West Cape May Fire Hall, proceeds south on Broadway to West Perry and to the Washington St. Mall, Cape May.

Annual Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 14, 2019; 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
Enjoy a family-friendly event featuring FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, choir performances, children's craft making table, face painting, a magician, dance performances and much more!

Holiday Open House at Paulsdale
Saturday, December 14, 2019; 2pm – 4pm
Alice Paul Institute
128 Hooten Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
This event is FREE. Donations are always welcome.
Get into the holiday spirit at our annual Open House event at Paulsdale. Enjoy the stunning holiday decor crafted by The Garden of Mount Laurel while celebrating the start of the holiday season with food, drinks, and warm conversation.

Uncork Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019; 11am - 6pm
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S Railroad Ave.
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
Admission: Free
Have you ever wished there was a one-stop shop for all your wine and Christmas tree needs? Attendees will get to rnjoy live music, food, and holiday decorations, and of course some wine tasting. There will be a selection of live Christmas trees, and with wine in hand, when you find the one, take it home or they will tag it and have it ready for next-day pick-up at nearby Secluded Acres Farm & Garden Center. Bring the kids for a check-in with Santa so he can get those wish list requests before heading back to the North Pole to finish preparing for his big night (parents, bring your cameras!). Enjoy wine tastings and listen to live music with plenty of holiday tunes. They will also have a selection of wreaths, holiday decorations, gift baskets and more.

Breakfast With Santa on the Battleship New Jersey
Saturday, December 19th, 2019; from 9:00 am -11:00 am
100 Clinton Street
Camden, NJ
For the Parking Garage: 1-99 South Delaware Ave., Camden, NJ. 08103.
Enjoy breakfast served from the Battleship's Chowline, take a tour of the World's Greatest Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus! The annual Breakfast with Santa aboard the Battleship, presented by 6ABC. Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served from the Chowline, the same way it was served to sailors of the USS New Jersey. We'll also have some fun activities for kids and all guests can enter to win some great prizes. Guests will also meet Santa and have their photo taken with him aboard the Big J! At the end of the breakfast, all guests can experience a Fire Power tour of the Battleship! Tickets are $18 for children 12 and under and $24 for adults. Active military families will pay just $10 per person. Battleship members get a 20% discount.

Carols by Candlelight & Christmas Tree Lighting
December 20, 2019; 6pm - 7pm
Riverview Live
219 High Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
Web Site
Event Contact Email:
Free Admission - $3 tickets are available for purchase at the gate to exchange for hot chocolate, s’mores & popcorn. 21+ can purchase special tickets for cocktails.
Come for the carolers, stay for the s’mores & hot chocolate! Riverview Live is spreading Christmas cheer with a Yuletide celebration open to all. Mingle with the Burlington community on our heated patio, Hot Toddy in hand, to watch our Christmas tree light up while enjoying the sounds of the season sung by The American Caroling Company

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