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Free Holiday Fun in Wildwood, NJ

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If you’re planning to visit Wildwood this holiday season, check out these fun family-friendly events to get the whole family in the holiday spirit:

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec. 6
To kick start the Christmas season, the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will be hosting a special Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 6th. There will be school and church choir performances, a special visit from Santa Claus and also refreshments. The tree lighting takes place in the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade – Dec. 13
On Friday December 13th, you won’t want to miss the annual Christmas parade. Enjoy the twinkling lights on floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles. The parade begins at 6:30pm sharp at 16th Avenue in North Wildwood and heads south along Central Avenue and Pacific Avenue through the Holly Beach Station Mall until Heather Avenue in Wildwood Crest. The parade then will head east towards Ocean Avenue and then finishes at the Wildwood Convention Center. Check out the full parade route here. Should it rain the day of, the parade will be postponed to Sunday, December 15th at 5pm. Listen to 98.7 The Coast the day of the event to confirm. After the parade, head to the Wildwood Convention Center for the official tree lighting ceremony at 7:30pm and the parade awards ceremony at 8pm.

Family Holiday Celebration – Dec. 14
Treat your family to an unforgettable day at the Family Holiday Celebrations on Saturday December 14th. The event offers stocking making, face painting, crafts for the kids, live entertainment and a marathon of holiday movies to enjoy. There will even be a special visit from Santa Claus at 11am. The Family Holiday Celebration will be held at the Wildwood Convention Center lobby, from 9am until 4pm and is free for the whole family. Find the full schedule of activities and performances here.

Holiday Bazaar Shopping – Dec. 13 & 14
From holiday crafts, jewelry, candles and more, you can the perfect gift at the Wildwood Convention Center Holiday Shopping Bazaar. Doors open at 6:30pm on Friday and again on Saturday from 9am until 4pm.

All of these holiday events are less than 10 minutes away from the Wildwood Days Inn & Suites. Book your stay with us today!