The Wildwoods, NJ – November 1, 2021 – With so many festive activities and holiday events planned in the Wildwoods, there are plenty of ways to experience the spirit of the season and create new family holiday memories. With lower room rates available, book your stay in the Wildwoods and experience the many ways to make the holiday season special for you and your whole family.
If relaxation is on your holiday bucket list, there’s plenty of “chill” activities to enjoy. Be awed by mother nature with a mesmerizing sunrise and morning stroll along the beach; grab your walking shoes and binoculars and spend a day wandering through a local nature preserve; or enjoy a relaxing bike ride on the famous Wildwoods’ Boardwalk or a romantic stroll along the water’s edge. And end the day with an awe-inspiring, spectacular sunset viewed from the banks of beautiful Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest.
Local wineries, craft microbreweries and distilleries offer local wines, beers, and spirits not found anywhere else and are located just minutes away.
The 2021 line-up of holiday events taking place in the Wildwoods includes five weekends of family fun events:
Saturday, November 20
Taking place at 610 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest. Enjoy an outdoor festival from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. featuring artists, creatives, and holiday gift vendors off all kinds! For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.
Thursday, November 25 – Thursday, December 30
Elks Window Decorating Contest
Walk or bike by the Wildwoods Convention Center windows to view the creative and festive holiday designs painted by local Wildwoods art students.
Friday, November 26 – Sunday, November 28
Christmas in North Wildwood Weekend Celebration
Enjoy outdoor fire pits, hot chocolate, festive lights, decorations, and music while enjoying the holidays in North Wildwood on Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m., and Sunday at noon. For more information, visit wildwoodholiday.com.
Saturday, November 27
Wildwood Holiday Shopping Village/Small Business Saturday
Enjoy an outdoor holiday shopping experience at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be local artisans and specialty shops, handcrafted items and decorations, baked goods, boutique shops, entertainment and music, raffle and more! Hosted by the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce. Follow @WildwoodsHolidayShoppingVilliage on Facebook for more information.
Wednesday, December 1
Wildwood Crest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Taking place at Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest at 6 p.m. Enjoy live music, light refreshments, visit from Santa Claus and more! Rain/inclement weather date is December 2. For more information, visit wildwoodcrest.org.
Friday, December 3
North Wildwood Tree Lighting Ceremony
Taking place at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, North Wildwood at 4:30 p.m. Christmas tree lighting event includes music, refreshments, free tour of lighthouse and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, visit northwildwood.com.
Friday, December 3
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade
Beginning at the North Wildwood Recreation Center. Registration is at 5 p.m. Line up on Central Avenue and step off 16th Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Proceed along Central Avenue, then Pacific Avenue to Spicer Avenue, where the parade will turn and proceed to Byrne Plaza. Awards will be announced for floats, and a decorated business lighting contest takes place at approximately 7:30 p.m. in Byrne Plaza. Rain date is December 5, with line-up at 4 p.m. and step off at 5 p.m. For more information, visit wildwoodholiday.com.
Friday, December 3
City of Wildwood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Taking place at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood at 8 p.m. sponsored by the Wildwood Business Improvement District For more information, visit wildwoodholiday.com.
Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Downtown Wildwood Christmas in the Plaza
Enjoy free carnival rides and holiday merchandise vendors at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood on Friday from 5-9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday will also feature live music by John Walter Band and story time with Mrs. Claus! For more information, visit wildwoodholiday.com.
Friday, December 10 – Saturday, January 15
Wildwood’s Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park
Taking place at 131 E. Andrews Avenue, Wildwood. Enjoy a nightly holiday lights displayed. Special light shows December 10 and 11 from 6-9 p.m. Special light show runs every 20 mins. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn during those special dates. Lights and decorations will be on display through January 15. For more information, visit www.wildwoodnj.org.
Saturday, December 11
Family Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. featuring FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, free children’s craft making tables, face-painting, a magician, children’s choir performances, entertainment by the Avalon String Band and much more! A tree-lighting ceremony will take place outside the Convention Center at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit wildwoodholiday.com.
Saturday, December 11
Pinch the ‘GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run
The Holiday Boardwalk 5K run and 1-mile walk is fun for all ages; starts at 10 a.m. (rain or shine) at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Limited to the first 150 participants who register on-line. Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For more information, visit lunchwithlynch.com/pinch.
Saturday, December 18
Family Holiday Beach Bonfire
Taking place on the beach at 2nd and Surf Avenue in North Wildwood from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy family fun including music and free photo opportunities with Santa and other winter wonderland characters. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is requested in the form of a donation of $10 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under. The event is hosted by the North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1. Rain date is December 19 from 4:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit wildwoodholiday.com.
Monday, December 20
Holiday Lights Walk
Taking place at Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest at 5:30 p.m. Take a 30-minute walk along Sunset Lake to view the various holiday and Christmas light displays. The Holiday Lights Walk is FREE but registration is encouraged. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date is December 21 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit wildwoodcrest.org.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.