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    December Events Along The Shore


    Family Holiday Celebration- 12/9-12/10

    The Family Holiday Celebration has become a family tradition for many. The Jaycees Christmas Parade is on Friday night at 6:00 p.m., which will be followed by a tree lighting ceremony and ceremony at the Wildwoods Convention Center where awards will be issued from the parade at 7:15 p.m. The following day enjoy a fun filled activity-packed day at the Wildwoods Convention Center lobby from 9 a.m. -4 p.m., where there will be holiday-themed crafts and movies, photos with Santa as well as entertainment. For more information call 609.729.900 or visit for a detailed schedule.

    Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade-12/9/2016
    Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th & Central Aves); line-up begins at 5:30 p.m.; parade steps off at 6 p.m. at 16th & Central Avenues, then continues South on Pacific Avenue through Wildwood to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade awards will be presented in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the 7:15 p.m. tree lighting ceremony. Trophies will be awarded in these categories: Commercial, Community Service, Marching Bands, and Public Service. (Rain date for parade is Sunday, December 11 with registration at 4 p.m., lineup at 4:30 p.m., and parade at 5 p.m. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast.) 609.729.5501 or

    ‘Pinch the GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run-12/10  
    This holiday boardwalk 5K run and 1 mile walk is fun for all ages! Event starts at 10 a.m. – rain or shine – with registration at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. The race route will run south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue, make a turn around and head north to 21st Street. Another turn will lead runners back to the Convention Center where refreshments will be served and prizes awarded. Runners and walkers along with their cheering sections can then enjoy the Holiday Bazaar held inside the Convention Center. Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For more information call 609.849.8887 or visit to register.

    Spirit Brands Cheerleading Festival-12/10

    Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Spirit Brands holiday cheerleading competition featuring performances choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. 866.52.CHEER or

    “Battle at the Boards” Basketball Tournament- 12/23

    Crest Savings Bank presents “BATTLE AT THE BOARDS” inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. This special one day basketball tournament will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys and girls teams competing in showcase games, starting at 3 p.m. Included in the Battle at the Boards are the popular Andrew Alameno Memorial boys and girls island championship games between cross-town rivals Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools. For more information, team schedules and ticket prices, visit
    Boardwalk Basketball Classic -12/26-12/31
    The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament in the country! Event is held in the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys and girls basketball teams from the South Jersey and Delaware Valley areas totaling approximately 1,000 competitors. Call 609.846.2720 for more information or visit for team schedules, times, ticket prices, and past results.

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