The Wildwoods Host Holiday Events

Journal Staff Report | 12/9/2013, 1:48 p.m.
The Wildwoods are offering families an escape from the hustle and bustle of the season with shopping, hotel deals and ...

The Wildwoods are offering families an escape from the hustle and bustle of the season with shopping, hotel deals and many free holiday events.

Visitors can enjoy the Friday, December 13 annual holiday parade from the window seat of one of many restaurants along Pacific Avenue; or come any day to explore the beautifully lit, downtown businesses competing in the fourth annual Downtown Business Holiday Decorating Contest, presented by the Greater Wildwood Jaycees and the Wildwood Business Improvement District.

The Wildwoods is offering many shops selling unique gift and food items, will be open through the holiday shopping season to help shoppers find that one-of-a-kind gift. And no holiday is complete without fudge and salt water taffy from the many delicious fudge shops available.

In addition, a number of hotels and motels are offering their lowest rates of the year.

The Wildwoods are also hosting plenty of free holiday events for the whole family:

Friday, December 6

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13

The Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13

Wildwoods Convention Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Shopping Bazaar at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14

Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration; a full day of shopping, crafts, face painting, local school children’s choruses & band performances, music, gymnastics & cheer performances, a magician, free holiday movies and a special visit from Santa Claus from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday’s exciting and fun-filled entertainment schedule for the Family Holiday Celebration is as follows:

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Children’s Stocking Making Table & Face Painters

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Shopping Bazaar, Children’s Craft Making Table & Holiday Movies

9:30 a.m. – Performance by Cape Trinity Catholic Choir

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Balloon Twisting

10:00 a.m. – Art of Gymnastics & Cheer

10:30 a.m. – Performance by Wildwood Catholic High School

11:00 a.m. – Santa Claus Arrives

11:30 a.m. – Magician Ken Northridge

12:30 p.m. – Performance by Glenwood Choir

12:50 p.m. – Performance by Wildwood Middle School Choir

1:10 p.m. – Performance by Wildwood High School Choir

1:30 p.m. – Performance by Avalon String Band

2:30 p.m. – Performance by Crest Memorial School Band & Choir

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)

2:00 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)

For additional information about the Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration, call 609-729-9000 or visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.