The holidays are almost here, it’s time to enjoy some holiday cheer.
Make plans to attend parades, light displays, tree lighting ceremonies, holiday concerts, “Nutcracker Ballet,” visit with Santa and more using this holiday listing.
It will be updated frequently, so make sure to check back for new additions.
Visits and photos with Santa, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24, reservations suggested; Pet Photos with Santa, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 20; Special Guests with Santa, 4 to 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays, Jasmine and Aladdin, Nov. 30, Frosty and Rudolph, Dec. 7, and Buddy the Elf and Jovi, Dec. 14, Grand Court, Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 662-7440, ext. 7047, cherryhillmall.com.
Visits and Photos with Santa, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24, reservations suggested; Pet Photos with Santa, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 20; Special Guests with Santa, 4 to 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays, his guests will include: “Elf on the Shelf” characters, Nov. 30, Spiderman and Black Widow, Dec. 7, and Frosty and Rudolph, Dec. 14, HomeSense Court, Moorestown Mall, 400 Route 38, Moorestown, (856) 231-4444, www.moorestown-mall.com.
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Visits and photos with Santa, various times through Dec. 24, except closed on Nov. 25, reservations recommended; Pet Nights with Santa, for dogs and cats only on a leash or in a carrier, 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 and 13, Special Character Nights, with holiday crafts and giveaways, 5 to 7 p.m. on select Wednesdays, Elf on the Shelf, Dec. 1, Buddy the Elf and Jovi, Dec. 8, and The Grinch, Dec. 15; Sensory Santa Event, a sensory-friendly event for all ages and abilities without sensory triggers such as lights, music or crowds, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-friendly-event-tickets-187412936137; Center Court, Deptford Mall, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, (856) 848-8100, www.deptfordmall.com.
Photos and visits with Santa Claus, various times through Dec. 24, reservations at WhereIsSanta.com, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike Mays Landing, (609) 646-8326, shophamilton.com.
Photos with Santa, for pets and people, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 and 12, photos $15 to $20; also SJRAS photo passport, a 4-gig USB card, available for $20, appointments requested, walk-ins taken on a space available basis; South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter, 1244 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, https://southjerseyregionalanimalshelter.org/event/photos-with-santa-2.
Visits and photos with Santa, noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24, reservations suggested; and Pet Photos with Santa, noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, Center Court, Cumberland Mall, 3849 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, (856) 825-9507, www.cumberlandmallnj.com.
Winter Tractor Parade with Santa and Friends, features parade, snacks and crafts, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27, admission $10 per carload; canned good donations accepted to help local people in need; Coombs Barnyard, 20 Route 77, Elmer, www.coombsbarnyard.com.
Visits with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 27 through Dec. 19, Soifer Park, 9th Street and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, (800) BEACH-NJ, www.oceancityvacation.com.
Santa’s Tree Lighting Celebration, features visit from Santa with tree lighting at 5 p.m., holiday music by the John Walter Cape Community Band, an ice sculpture demonstration, the polar express train ride, bounce house castle and slide, character appearances, dance performances and free treats, 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 27, free admission, donations accepted, Cape May County Park and Zoo, 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, (609) 465-5271, www.capemaycountynj.gov/1008/Park-Zoo.
Photos with Santa in an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard boat, noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 27 though Dec. 19, Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, (800) BEACH-NJ, www.oceancityvacation.com.
Wildwood Crest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, features music, refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus and more, 6 p.m. Dec. 1, rain date Dec. 2, Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest, wildwoodcrest.org.
Santa in the Park, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 to 4, 9 to 11, 16 to 18 and 23, Ballard Park, South Broadway, Pitman, uptownpitman.com, www.facebook.com/uptownpitmanNJ.
North Wildwood Tree Lighting Ceremony, features a visit from Santa Claus, music, refreshments, and a tour of the lighthouse, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Courtyard, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, North Wildwood, northwildwood.com.
Breakfast buffet, Santa will visit from 9 to 11 a.m., buffet, 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5, tickets $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for age 5 and younger, Jacksonville Community Center, 1791 Jacksonville Jobstown Road, Bordentown.
Open house, Glassboro Historical Society, features working model train displays, festive decorations and photos with Santa, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, West Jersey Depot, 354 Oakwood Ave., Glassboro. https://bit.ly/2Z2uyts.
Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 11 and 18, reservations required, Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light, Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Absecon, (609) 652-0544.
Photos with Santa, benefits the Cole the Deaf Dog & Friends Foundation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11, Garrapo’s Feed & Pet Supply, 1200 Harding Highway, Newfield, (856) 697-4444.
Brunch with Santa, features photos and visits with Santa plus a small gift for children, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11, tickets $45 to $55 for ages 13 and older, $25 for ages 2 to 12, and free for age 1 and younger, includes brunch and access to the garden and galleries, reservations required; Yuletide tour can be added for $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3 to 18, reservations required, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Del., (800) 448-3883, ext. 7029, www.winterthur.org.
Brunch with Santa, features Santa, balloons, facepainting, an omelette station, carving station, doughnut bar, breakfast and lunch items, and a cash bar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12, tickets $24 for adults and $15 for children, reservations, New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, (856) 327-8000, email [email protected], www.njmp.com.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS, CELEBRATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Christmas in North Wildwood Weekend Celebration, features outdoor fire pits, hot chocolate, festive lights, decorations and music, starts at 4 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27 and noon Nov. 28, Olde New Jersey Avenue and the 100 block of East 17th Avenue, North Wildwood, wildwoodholiday.com.
Franklin Frost, features a winter experience that’s full S.T.E.A.M. ahead with model trains, a 25-foot-tall Stellar Tree and a chance to join Conductor Carl for a scientific journey with interactive seasonal science activities, Nov. 26 through Dec. 31, tickets $19 to $23, timed tickets required, The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, (215) 448-1200, www.fi.edu.
Christmas Underwater, a holiday celebration featuring Scuba Santa, holiday decorations, underwater light displays, festive new shows and the “world’s largest underwater Christmas tree,” Nov. 26 through Dec. 24, tickets start at $18.99, reservations recommended, Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, (844) 474-3474, adventureaquarium.com.
Collingswood’s Holiday tree lighting and parade, tree lighting, 7 p.m. Nov. 26, Borough Hall; holiday parade, 10 a.m. Nov. 27, features marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, stilts walkers, floats, mummers, sports mascots and musicians traveling from Zane and Haddon avenues, along Haddon Avenue to West Linden Avenue through Downtown Collingswood, https://bit.ly/3krjzS1.
Vintner Wonderland, features ice skating, entertainment, shopping, wine and dining, Nov. 26 through Feb. 27, skating $12, skate rental $10, advance ticket purchase recommended, Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, (609) 739-7670, www.renaultwinery.com/vinter-wonderland.
Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest, features ice skating, food and drink concessions, boardwalk games, a Ferris wheel, cabin rentals, fire pits and more, Nov. 26 through March 6, skating $5, skate rental $10, advance ticket purchase recommended, Riverrink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, (215) 925-7465, www.delawareriverwaterfront.com.
DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express, features a train ride through the Christmas lights, meet and greet and photo with Santa and his elves in his workshop; stories, photos and chats with Mrs. Claus; present from Santa; holiday movie tent; cookie treat; walkthrough Holiday Village; pop-up snack and toy cottage hosted by Toy Market; and more; 4:45 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26, 27 and 28 and Dec. 3 to 23; and 4:45 to 9 p.m. Dec. 26 to 29; timed tickets $17.95 if purchased online, or if available, $19.95 at the door, through Dec. 23; tickets for Dec. 26 to 29, $10.95 online or $12.95 at the door; advance ticket purchase recommended, DiDonato Family Fun Center, 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, (609) 561-3040, didonatofuncenter.com.
Winterfest, features live music, a Parade of Machines, seasonal food, hayrides, a candy cane hunt with prizes, carnival games, holiday ornament decorating, photos with Santa, and a chance to drive, ride and operate more than 40 of the park’s regular rides and attractions, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 28, and Nov. 26, tickets $44.95, some activities require an additional fee for supplies; Holidig, a drive-thru holiday light show featuring construction machinery and other holiday displays, holiday music and a chance to buy treats at the Fork Lift Café, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through Dec. 12, and daily, from Dec. 15 to Jan. 2, tickets $29.95 per vehicle, advance ticket purchase required, Diggerland, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, (856) 768-1110, www.diggerlandusa.com.
Christmas Fantasy with Lights, Santa Claus will appear in his chimney each night, wave his magic wand and light Storybook Land’s more than one million lights; enjoy the lights, rides and snacks, select dates through Dec. 30; tickets $26.95 in advance or $29.95 at the door for ages 2 and older, Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, (609) 646-0103, www.storybookland.com.
Holiday in the Park and Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru, features rides, holiday attractions including a Main Street Christmas; Chris P. Sizzle; Decking the Halls with illusionist Doc Swan; meet the Evergreen Queen, Jack Frost, a Winter Wizard and Looney Tunes characters; visit the North Pole with a chance to send a letter to Santa, buy holiday gifts and visit Santa’s workshop; Holiday Craze Mirror Maze; Storytime with Mrs. Claus; a visit with Santa Claus; and more, select dates, through Jan. 9, admission, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, sixflags.com/greatadventure/events/holiday-in-the-park.
Seashore Lines’ Santa Express and Santa Starlight Express, features train rides with Santa, various times through Dec. 22, coach tickets start at $27.95 for ages 13 and older and $23.95 for ages 2 to 12; children age 1 and younger ride free; tickets are also available for first class and “a night for grown-ups on the Santa Starlight Express,” departing from Richland Village, 1272 Harding Highway, Richland; Tuckahoe Village, Cape May 659 and Reading Avenue, Upper Township, the-santa-express.com.
Longwood Gardens Christmas, features a spectacular indoor and outdoor displays, including 500,000 lights, dancing fountains, firepits, a Garden Railway, outdoor café and beer garden, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, through Jan. 9, timed tickets required, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org.
South Jersey Holiday Light Show, features one-mile of holiday light displays with music, select nights through Dec. 30, $23 per carload or $35 for VIP pass, Bridgeport Speedway, 83 Flood Gate Road, Swedesboro. holidaylightshow.com/southjerseyticketcard.
Holiday Light Show on the Lake, enjoy a light show featuring lights, “Christmas trees,” and music, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 25 through Jan. 6, Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville, (609) 748-8999, www.HistoricSmithville.com.
Holiday tree lighting, features tree lighting, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday music, fire pits, hot chocolate bar, arts and crafts, sand art and more, 5 p.m. Nov. 27, La Mer Beachfront Resort, 1317 Beachfront Ave., Cape May, (609) 884-9000, www.capemaylamer.com.
Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration, features music, cocoa and the lighting of the tree and the menorah, 5 p.m. Nov. 29, Community House of Moorestown, 16 E. Main St., Moorestown, (856) 235-0326, thecommunityhouse.com.
Chanukah Live, hosted by Main Street Vineland and the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Salem & Gloucester Counties, a celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with a Chanukah menorah lighting, plus music, dancing, holiday refreshments and fellowship, 6 p.m. Nov. 28, 600 block of Landis Avenue, Vineland, (856) 696-4445, (856) 794-8653, www.TheAve.biz.
An Old Fashioned Christmas On The Ave, hosted by Main Street Vineland, features music, holiday movies, Yuletide characters, food, stories, carriage rides, fun with Santa, holiday shopping and more, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5, from the 500 block of Landis Avenue to East Avenue, Vineland, (856) 794-8653, www.TheAve.biz.
Mount Laurel Township’s annual Tree Lighting, features the arrival of Santa on a Mount Laurel Fire Department firetruck at 6 p.m., activities for kids, photos with Santa, ‘Bout the Hops Brewery, face painting, cupcakes and cookies and appearances by Elsa and Buddy the Elf, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Shops at Rancocas Woods, 118 Creek Road, Mount Laurel, www.mountlaurel.com.
City of Wildwood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Byrne Plaza, Downtown Wildwood, wildwoodholiday.com.
Tree Lighting Celebration, features tree lighting, live nativity, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies, and craft tables, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, St. Mary of the Lakes Church, 40 Jackson Road, Medford.
Parvin Turkey Trot 5K, managed by Second Capital Running, awards for overall winners and top three finishers in various age groups, race day registration, 8 a.m., start time, 9 a.m. Nov. 25, entry fee $30 for 5K and $15 for 1-mile walk, proceeds benefit the Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, https://bit.ly/3mR9AHl or secondcapitalrunning.com.
Fast & Furriest 5K Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City, features 5K run and walk and 1-mile fun run, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 25, Boardwalk, Ocean City, (609) 398-9500, ext. 4, runsignup.com, hsocnj.org.
Turkey Trot for Education and Baked Potato Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Woodstown-Pilesgrove School Foundation, features 5K run, entry fee $30, 1-mile fun run/walk, entry fee $15, and kids 100-yard dash, entry fee $5, prizes awarded for overall top finishers and top three in various categories, registration, 6:45 a.m., races start 7:40 a.m. Nov. 25, Marlton Park Homan Pavilion, 123 Marlton Road, Pilesgrove, runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Pilesgrove/FallFestivalRunforEducation.
26th annual Millville Jolly Holly Run, features 5K and 1-mile fun run prior to and along the route of the Millville Christmas Parade, proceeds benefit local community nonprofits, Positive Vibes Community Group and Our Future First, fun run, 6:20 p.m., and 5K, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26, entry fee $15 to $25, High Street, Millville, https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NJ/Millville/JollyHolly5kand1MileFunRun.
Founding Footstep’s Philadelphia Holiday Light Trolley Tour, features holiday music and a chance to view holiday light displays throughout the city, guests may bring their own beverages, Nov. 26 through Dec. 31, some dates already sold out, tour starts and ends at Iron Hill Brewery, 1150 Market St., Philadelphia, (609) 795-1776, foundingfootsteps.com/tours/holiday-light-tour.
Runny Nose 5K and Runny Nose Plunge, hosted by Second Capital Running, features a 5K trail run and/or a Winter Plunge in Parvin Lake; Runny Nose 5K trail run, 10 a.m., fee $20, run and plunge, 10 a.m., fee $30, Runny Nose Plunge, 11 a.m., fee $12, Dec. 18; entry fees increase after Nov. 25; proceeds benefit Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee and the care of the park, Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Road, Pittsgrove, https://bit.ly/3COJjOv.
Holiday Candlelight Tours of Whitall House, a colonial-era farm house decorated for the holidays, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5, free admission; also, Christmas Village Pop Up Shops, features handmade items on the grounds, Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Ave., National Park.
Artful Giving, an exhibit and sale featuring art work and more by local artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Third Friday, through Dec. 31, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., Millville, (856) 327-4500, www.rrcarts.com.
Holiday Crafts & Collectibles, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, (609) 884-5404, capemaymac.org.
Annual Holiday Studio Sale, features pottery and glass created by Wheaton Arts potters and glass artists, plus complimentary art-making experiences, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 through Dec. 5, Event Center, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, (856) 825-6800, wheatonarts.org.
Wildwood Holiday Shopping Village, features local artisans and specialty shops, handcrafted items and decorations, baked goods, boutique shops, entertainment and music, raffles and more, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27, Byrne Plaza, Downtown Wildwood, wildwoodholiday.com.
Handmade Holiday Pop Up Market, features handmade and handcrafted gifts created by local and independent artists, designers and crafters, 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 27, Leaping Dog Art Studios, 325 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, fb.me/e/lRRxZyIJf?ti=icl.
Small Works, a holiday show and sale featuring works created by local artists and artisans including fine art, jewelry, wearable art, fiber, pottery, decorative arts and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 to 18, artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway, Moorestown, (856) 235-6488, perkinsarts.org.
Holiday Shoppe, an exhibit and sale featuring art and handcrafted items by local artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Dec. 3 to 31; opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Gallery 50, 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, (856) 575-0090, www.gallery50.org.
Children’s Holiday Shop, special needs shopping hour, 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3, general admission shopping event, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Community House of Moorestown, 16 E. Main St., Moorestown, (856) 235-0326, thecommunityhouse.com.
Holiday Craft Bazaar, hosted by Atlantic County 4-H Fair Association, features Santa, a variety of vendors, holiday videos for the kids, holiday model train display and refreshments for sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, Atlantic County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3210 Route 50, Mays Landing, ac4hfair.org/calendar.
Millville Magical Lights Christmas Parade, hosted by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m. Nov. 26, rain or shine, travels along High Street, Downtown Millville, www.millville-nj.com.
Annual Holiday Parade, hosted by the Borough of Barrington and Barrington Fire Company #1, parade starts at Clements Bridge Road and Atlantic Avenue, continues to a right turn onto Gloucester Pike, continues to a right turn onto Moore Avenue, turns right onto Reading Avenue to Second Avenue; a sensory friendly, quiet zone with no sirens or air horns will be offered from Clements Bridge and Moore Avenue to Gloucester Pike and Willmont Avenue, signs will be posted, 7 p.m. Nov. 26, Facebook: Borough of Barrington.
Main Street Vineland Christmas Parade, with the theme “An Olde Fashioned Christmas on The Ave,” 5 p.m. Nov. 27, rain date Nov. 28, along Landis Avenue in Downtown Vineland, (856) 794-8653, www.TheAve.biz.
Swedesboro’s annual Christmas Parade, presented by the Greater Swedesboro Business Association, along Kings Highway from Hill School to Church Avenue, 1 p.m. Nov. 27, https://bit.ly/3kSRAe7; following the parade, Santa will be at the Woolwich Firehouse, 1517 Kings Highway, to visit with children; plus, the firefighters will kick off their Christmas tree sale.
Christmas Parade, parade route is along Asbury Avenue from 6th to 11th streets, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Ocean City, ocnj.us.
Christmas Parade, hosted by the City of Somers Point, parade begins at Dawes Avenue and continues along Shore Road to City Hall at 1 W. New Jersey Ave.; Somers Point Volunteer Fire Companies 1 & 2 will escort Santa Claus to City Hall, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, (609) 833-5428, email [email protected]
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade, begins at the North Wildwood Recreation Center, proceeds along Central Avenue, then Pacific Avenue to Spicer Avenue, where the parade will turn and proceed to Byrne Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, rain date Dec. 5, wildwoodholiday.com.
“Mary Friggin’ Christmas,” features Comedian Aunt Mary Pat, 8 p.m. Nov. 26, tickets $29 to $49, guests age 20 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, (856) 685-6664, kathedral.com.
Pushcart Players’ “Holiday Tales: A Season of Miracles,” presented virtually by the Pushcart Players, features an opportunity to enjoy stories about the true spirit of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa, 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and 28, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 18, and 2 p.m. Dec. 19, tickets $25 for a family pass, (973) 857-1115, pushcartplayers.org/season-of-miracles.
The Road Company’s “Elf, The Musical,” 8 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27, 2 p.m. Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. Dec. 5, tickets $20 to $30, Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown, (856) 728-2120, www.roadcompany.com.
Dickens Fest, features an original, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company, 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 27 and 1 p.m. Nov. 28, Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Absecon, www.historicsmithville.com.
Atlantic City Ballet’s “It’s a Shore Holiday,” features a blend of contemporary and classical dance set to holiday tunes; with singers and a live band, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, tickets start at $23, Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, www.ticketmaster.com.
Christmas Concert, features the Salem American Legion Band, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Salem Community Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 9 p.m. Dec. 3, tickets start at $56, Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, www.ticketmaster.com.
Cumberland Players’ Home for the Holidays Concert, features music, skits and more, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, tickets $10, Little Theater, 66 E. Sherman Ave., Vineland, (856) 692-5626, cumberlandplayers.com.
“Polar Express,” an animated film based on the book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, tickets $9, Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, (856) 327-6400, levoy.net.
Christmas with Elvis, features Matt Lewis & Long Live the King Orchestra, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, tickets $30, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, (856) 691-3600, thelandistheater.com.
Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season, features holiday songs and even a singing Santa, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18, tickets start at $35, Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, (215) 893-1999, www.phillypops.org.
The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale: Sing, Choirs of Angels, features classic and contemporary carols and songs to celebrate the holiday season, 1 p.m. Dec. 5, tickets $29 to $39, Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, (856) 685-6664, kathedral.com.
Live From Nashville: A Merry Country Christmas, features favorite Christmas songs presented in authentic Nashville country style with dazzling guitars and fiddles and soaring harmonies, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, tickets start at $42, Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, www.ticketmaster.com.
“Elf, The Musical,” 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19, tickets $30, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, (856) 384-8381, www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Atlantic City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” features the classic ballet which tells the story of a little girl named Clara, who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 11, tickets $35, Stockton Performing Arts Center, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, (609) 652-9000, www.stockton.edu/pac.
New Jersey Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” features the classic ballet which tells the story of a little girl named Clara, who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 12, tickets $17 to $38, Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, (856) 327-6400, levoy.net.
Children’s Theatre “The Reindeer Who Saved Christmas,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 18, tickets $10, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, (856) 384-8381, www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Wizards of Winter, features a holiday rock event for the whole family featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, Rainbow, Alice Cooper and Blue Oyster Cult plus Broadway and theater veterans, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, tickets $31 to $45, Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, (856) 327-6400, levoy.net, wizardsofwinter.com.
Ginger Minj’s Winter Wonderland, features Minj and Gidget Galore in a non-denominational, musical romp through the holidays, also features Ariel Versace, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, tickets $30 to $60, Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, (856) 685-6664, kathedral.com.
Vineland Regional Dance Company’s “Nutcracker Ballet,” features the classic ballet which tells the story of a little girl named Clara, who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19, tickets $20 to $35, Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Rowan College of South Jersey-Cumberland, 3322 College Drive, Vineland, www.vrdc.org.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” presented by the Eagle Theatre Conservatory Repertory Co., features a musical stage adaptation based on the classic animated television special, which tells the story of how the Peanuts Gang discovers the true meaning of Christmas, noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 18 and noon Dec. 19, tickets $20, includes show, a cup of hot chocolate and a chance to make a holiday ornament with the cast members, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, (609) 704-5012, www.eagletheatre.org.
The Uncle Louie Variety Show: An Italian Christmas, features Italian American comedians, Carlo Russo and Lou Greco, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, tickets $29 to $49, Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, (856) 685-6664, kathedral.com.
Atlantic City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” features the classic ballet which tells the story of a little girl named Clara, who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. Dec. 19, tickets start at $23, Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, www.ticketmaster.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Ocean City First Night, a family-friendly, non-alcoholic, New Year’s Eve celebration, features more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different locations plus a midnight fireworks display, 4 to 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, all-inclusive admission buttons, $15, a $5 discount, through Nov. 30, or $20 beginning Dec. 1, (609) 399-6111, firstnightocnj.com.
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This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Christmas, New Year’s Eve South Jersey holiday event listings