December 2022 Festivals and Events
Ocean City Christmas Parade
Friday December 2, 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asbury Avenue from 6th Street to 11th Street, Ocean City
The annual Christmas Parade will travel down Asbury Avenue and get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Every weekend in December through December 18 (Saturday – Sunday) 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Asbury Avenue and 6th Street, Ocean City
A horse-drawn carriage will take riders up and down Asbury Avenue, starting at 6th Street. This event will run each weekend through December 18.
Photos with Santa
Every weekend in December through December 18 (Saturday– Sunday) 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Pier, Ocean City
Take photos with Santa at the Music Pier each weekend before the holidays until December 18.
Cape May’s Annual Crafts at Christmas Show
Saturday December 3 – Sunday December 4, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cape May Convention Hall
Come to the Annual Crafts at Christmas Show and find unique gifts for friends and family.
Cape May’s 49th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours
Saturday December 3, December 10, and December 17, 2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Various houses around Cape May
Cape May MAC launched this tour in 1973 and ever since it has been a highlight of the Christmas season in Cape May, America’s only National Historic Landmark City. On three nights in December travel to homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. This self-guided tour is one of Cape May MAC’s largest fund-raisers. Maps are provided. Wristbands for ticket purchasers are provided in advance or at central locations at the start of the tour and must be presented at each participating location for entry. Tour is limited. Trolley shuttle travels on planned route with limited stops. Walking is encouraged. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Masks are required in private properties and while on trolley shuttles. Proceeds benefit Cape May MAC, a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors since 1970. These tours occur each Saturday in December between December 3 – December 17, 2022.
West Cape May Community Christmas Parade
Saturday December 3, 2022 5:00 pm (Inclement weather date: December 4, 2022)
West Cape May Volunteer Firehouse, south on Broadway to Carpenter Lane in Cape May
The West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is funded solely by donations and sets the stage for the area’s holiday season. Always held on the first Saturday in December, now in its 55th year, the parade marches through town beginning at the West Cape May Volunteer Firehouse heading South on Broadway, turning East on Perry, and finishing its route through to the end of Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. Each year a small group of volunteers assemble creating an unforgettable hometown memory, made possible by the donations received throughout the year by the Community and its guests.
Brunch with Santa
Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00 om
VFW Post 1963, 301 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City
Enjoy brunch with the jolly old elf himself.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Saturday December 31, 2022 8:00 pm
JFK Boulevard Beach, Sea Isle
Join us for a spectacular Fireworks display on the beach.
Ocean City’s First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2022
Various times and locations throughout Ocean City
Ocean City’s First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration includes a complete schedule of entertainment leading up to fireworks at midnight (TBA).