Enjoy all the events, festivals and family fun the Wildwoods have to offer during the 2022 Holiday Season! Event details are subject to change. Check individual event websites for most up to date details.
Five Weekends of Holiday Fun!
Check out these 2022 events that the entire family will enjoy…
Gratitude Fest – FREE
6111 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood Crest. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor festival featuring artists, creatives and vendors of all kinds. For more information 609.780.2761 email@example.com or chrissymariedesigns.com
Family Holiday Beach Bonfire
2nd & Surf Ave., North Wildwood. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy family fun including music and free photo ops with Santa and other winter wonderland characters! Food available for purchase. Donation: $10 adults, $2 children 12 & under. Hosted by North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1. Rain date 11/26 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Christmas in North Wildwood – FREE
Nov. 25 – 27
Olde New Jersey Ave., & 100 block of East 17th Ave., North Wildwood. Friday & Saturday from 2:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon November 25 – 27, 2022. Enjoy outdoor firepits, hot chocolate, festive lights, decorations, and music while enjoying the holidays in North Wildwood. Travel the free jitney from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday and stop by all the establishments participating in the scavenger hunt for your chance to win a grand prize!
Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village/Small Business Saturday – FREE
Byrne Plaza and Downtown Wildwood. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents The 3rd Annual Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village… a completely outdoor shopping experience. Experience Small Business Saturday like never before. Local small business vendors will be on hand for you to purchase the perfect holiday gift! Local artisans, jewelry, specialty shops, handcrafted items, holiday decorations, baked goods, boutique shops, gifts, holiday entertainment & music, raffle & more. This event will also serve as a gift drop location for The Lynch Who Stole Christmas From The GrYnch Program. 11/27. For more information 609.729.4000 or follow us on facebook.
Elks Window Decorating Contest – FREE
Nov 28. – Jan. 1
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Walk or bike by the Wildwoods Convention Center windows to view the creative and festive holiday designs painted by local Wildwoods students.
Wildwood Crest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony – FREE
Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest. 6:00 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony to kick off the Christmas season in the borough. Live music, light refreshments, visit from Santa Claus and more! For more information 609.523.0202 or wildwoodcrest.org
North Wildwood Tree Lighting Ceremony – FREE
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, North Wildwood. 4:30 p.m. Christmas tree lighting event includes music, refreshments, free tour of lighthouse and Santa Claus! For more information 609.522.2955 or NorthWildwood.com
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade – FREE
Parade registration/check-in begins at 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center, 10th and Central Avenues, North Wildwood. Parade lines up along Central Avenue and steps off 16th Ave at 6:30 p.m. From 16th Ave. proceeding south along Central Ave. and continues down Pacific Ave. through the Holly Beach Station Mall until Spicer Ave. in Wildwood where it heads west towards New Jersey Ave. and back north to Oak Ave. At Oak Ave. the parade heads east towards Pacific Ave. ending at Byrne Plaza where the awards ceremony will take place. (Rain date 12/4 line-up at 4 p.m. step off at 5 p.m.) For more information 609.729.5501 or wildwoodholiday.com
Wildwood Business Improvement District Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – FREE
Byrne Plaza, Downtown Wildwood. Approximately 8:00 p.m. For more information 609.729.5501 or wildwoodholiday.com
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Downtown Wildwood Christmas in the Plaza – FREE
Dec. 2 – 3
Byrne Plaza, Downtown Wildwood. Enjoy free carnival rides and vendors from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Live music by the John Walter Band and don’t miss story time with Mrs. Claus! For more information 609.729.5501 or WildwoodHoliday.com
Wildwood’s Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park – FREE
Dec. 9 – 10
The Wildwood Recreation and Fire Department Elves and friends are back at it again this year spreading good old fashion Holiday Cheer at our Annual Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park! The Park is located at 123 E. Andrews Ave. between E. Andrews and E. Burk Avenues. Our light show kicks off Friday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m. We will have Santa, Mrs. Claus, a letters to Santa station & crafts, complimentary hot chocolate, and popcorn for all. Event runs Friday December 9, Saturday December 10, Friday December 16, and Saturday December 17 from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The light show will run every half hour during the event days. From Sunday, December 11-Thursday, December 15 & December 18-December 24 the light show will run daily at 6:30 p.m. For more information about this event please contact the Recreation Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-522-5837
Family Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony – FREE
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood. Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. featuring FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, children’s craft making table, a magician, face painting, entertainment, performances by the Avalon String Band and much more! At 4:30 pm there will be a tree lighting ceremony. 609.729.9000 or Wildwoodsnj.com
Pinch the ‘GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run
This holiday boardwalk 5K run and 1 mile walk is fun for all ages! Event starts at 10 a.m. – rain or shine. Participants are asked to register on-line. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. The race route will take place on the Wildwoods Boardwalk and will be available closer to the event date. Registration is $30 per person or $20 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need of holiday cheer. 609.849.8887 or lynchtoydrive.com/pinch
Wildwood’s Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park – FREE
Dec. 16 – 17
The Wildwood Recreation and Fire Department Elves and friends are back at it again this year spreading good old fashion Holiday Cheer at our Annual Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park! The Park is located at 123 E. Andrews Ave. between E. Andrews and E. Burk Avenues. We will have Santa, Mrs. Claus, a letters to Santa station & crafts, complimentary hot chocolate, and popcorn for all. Event runs Friday December 16 and Saturday December 17 from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The light show will run every half hour during the event days. From Sunday, December 11-Thursday, December 15 & December 18-December 24 the light show will run daily at 6:30 p.m. For more information about this event please contact the Recreation Center at email@example.com or 609-522-5837
North Wildwood Family Christmas Celebration – Santa Paws – FREE
North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde New Jersey Avenue. The North Wildwood Business Owners Association presents Santa Paws on December 17, 2022! Come out and enjoy doggie treats and photo ops at participating establishments along the route. The walk begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Surfing Pig then proceeds to the Anglesea Pub, Kennan’s, and ends at the Inlet. Prizes will be awarded for best dog and human costumes! For more information visit wildwoodholiday.com or NWBOA.
Holiday Lights Walk – FREE
Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest 5:30 pm. Sponsored by the Wildwood Crest Mayor’s Wellness Campaign and the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. Walkers will meet at the corner of Rambler Road and New Jersey Avenue and will take an approximately 30-minute walk along Sunset Lake and the surrounding neighborhood to view the various holiday and Christmas light displays. The Holiday Lights Walk is free but registration is encouraged. Those interested are asked to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walkers should wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight. All participants will receive a small holiday gift. Rain/inclement weather date for the event is 12/20, at 5:30 p.m. For more information 609.523.0202.