2020 Holiday Events

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NOVEMBER EVENTS

Fall family-friendly events & more!

November 16 – 30

Mainland – Early Black Friday Sale
151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin

Event Details
Save 30% off our best available rate when you book between Nov 16 – 30 for a stay anytime between Dec 1 through Feb 28.  Limited Time Offer,
blackout dates may apply.  New reservations only.

November 16 – 30

Hotel LBI – Early Black Friday Sale
350 West 8th Street, Ship Bottom

Event Details
Save 30% off our best available rate when you book between Nov 16 – 30 for a stay anytime between Dec 1 through Feb 28. Limited Time Offer, blackout dates may apply. New reservations only. Gift Cards available for sale at Hotel LBI’s front desk. May be used towards an overnight stay, Salt Kitchen Fine Dining dinner, Living Room lunch or dinner, and or our 24-hour Marketplace.

November 21 – December 6

LBIF Holiday Market
120 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
9 am – 4 pm

Event Details
The LBIF Gallery will be transformed into a holiday market for you to do all your holiday shopping and find the best handmade gifts from local and regional artists. Be sure to join us for the holiday event of the season – The Holiday Market Festival, held on Small Business Saturday (November 30th from 10 am – 5:00 pm) which will be complete with outdoor vendors, food trucks, beer, and fire pits!

November 27 – 30

Mainland Kitchen + Pub – Gift Card Sale
151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin

Event Details
Buy a $50 gift card get $10 free, from Friday, Nov. 27 until Monday, Nov. 30. Can purchase in person between the hours of 12 pm-2 pm.

November 27 – 30

Mainland Adventure Park – Black Friday Sale
151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin

Event Details
Purchase a $150. Gift card for $100, a $100 gift card for $75, and a $50 gift card for $40 online at www.themainlandnj.com. Sale will run from Friday, Nov 27 until Monday, Nov 30

November 27

Tree Sale at Ship Bottom Vol. Fire Co.
275 W 9th St, Ship Bottom
5 pm to 9 pm

Event Details
Our tree lot will officially be open on Friday, November 27th (Black Friday), and will be open seven days a week from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm until Christmas Eve or until trees are sold out. This season, our tree lot will be located in the parking lot of Country Corner Market on W 9th street across from the CVS.
Help support your local first responders and continue our tradition of over 20 years of Christmas tree sales!

November 28

Santa & Mrs. Claus
Bay Village

Details
Bring in the holiday season in Bay Village as Santa & Mrs. Claus make their annual visit from the North Pole to LBI! This year they’ll be making their appearance from the balcony of Bistro 14 from 1 pm-2 pm to ensure a safe, fun visit for all. Join Santa & Mrs. Claus for a festive afternoon on the island! Sponsored by Bay Village and yuleTIDE Christmas Shop.

November 28

Small Business Saturday Promotion at Atlantic Shore Pines Campground
450 Ishmael Road, Tuckerton

Details
Buy a $100 Gift Certificate and receive an additional $20 Gift Certificate. Call (609) 296-9163

November 28

Small Business Saturday Sale at Reynold’s
201 E. Bay Ave Manahawkin
All Day

Event Details
10% off for small business Saturday.  Offering outdoor check out this year to help with separation.  People will be able to purchase trees, wreaths, greens, and grave blankets outside.

November 28

Small Business Saturday Holiday Market Festival at Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Science
120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies
10 am to 5 pm

Event Details
Pick up artisan crafts and special gifts for giving, with activities throughout the day.

November 28

Visit with Santa at the Surf Light Theatre
201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Event Details
Cookies, Songs & Cocoa with Santa. Claus along with singing and dancing Elf friends for an afternoon of Cookies and Cocoa and Peppermint stick ice cream. Songs, treats, singalongs, and the opportunity for a fully socially distanced visit with Santa. Letters or notes to Santa will be accepted also in the special Santa Mailbox., Children will be able to speak with Santa in a socially distanced setting and photos will be able to be taken (no lap-sitting). This event will be outside, Very young children may be held by their adults. $15pp, in the outside Santa (ShowPlace Patio) Garden. Children under 2 are free.

November 28

Ultimate Springsteen Tribute by Promised Land at the Surf Light Theatre Beach Haven
201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
7:30 pm to 9 pm

Event Details
Start the engines for your holiday season by hearing the classic rock of Bruce! Enjoy an indoor concert, social distancing to meet all guidelines Tickets are limited to meet current guidelines. Please purchase in advance at Surflight Box Office or online at Surflight.org $39.50 per person.

November 28

Thanks 4 Giving 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Veteran’s Bicentennial Park
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Event Details
Annual 5k And 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk To Benefit HFOSO.org – This Event Helps Support 8 Local Community Food Pantries In Southern Ocean County. Registration Information Coming Soon!

November 28

Santa’s Viking Christmas Village
19th & Bayview, Barnegat Light
10 am to 5:00 pm

Event Details
Santa arrives by firetruck at 1:00 pm. Crafters, live music, pictures with Santa.

November 28 & 29th – December

Holiday Boat Rides at Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main Street, Tuckerton
4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:30 pm

Event Details
Holiday Boat Rides (50 minutes) will be available on Nov 28 & 29, Dec 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 (and possibly more!) at 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:30 pm. Get in the holiday spirit and join our captain and tour guide to learn about how holidays have been celebrated locally for over 100 years including when a Tuckerton tree saved Christmas for Times Square!

 

Pop Up Holiday Gift Shop in The Backyard at Terrace Tavern
13201 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach
12 pm – 5 pm

Event Details
Our annual gift card bonus day is here!! $25 free for every $100 you spend, $10 free for every $50!! LaMarca Prosecco, Louis Martini custom label sale! Buy the wine, customize the label for a perfect holiday gift! Other wines and spirits also deeply discounted! Local artisans and crafters too! Don’t miss this perfect outdoor holiday shop!!!

 

 

DECEMBER EVENTS

Festive fun for everyone!

December 4

Annual Tree Lighting in front of Ship Bottom Borough Hall
1621 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom
5:30 pm

Event Details
Get a start on the weekend’s festivities with a little sparkle to light up the night, enjoy some carols by the tree as pre-parade activities gear up.

December 4

Festival of Lights Drive thru Light Show
182 Wells Mills Road, Waretown

Event Details
The Township of Ocean & Waretown Vol. Fire Co. #1 are sponsoring this fundraising event starting at 6pm on Friday, December 4.  A drive thru light show featuring 20 holiday displays set up around Corliss Park Lake & Recreation Area.

December 5

Surf City Fire Co. Tree Sales
713 North Long Beach Blvd., Surf City
See Below for Times

Event Details

The sale starts Saturday, December 5, 2020, following the end of the Ship Bottom Christmas Parade. Then as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays 9 am – 8pm
Sundays 10 am – 7 pm.

December 5-6

Holly Jolly Holiday Market
506 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City

Event Details
Five 0 Six Boutique is hosting their 4th Annual Holly Jolly Holiday Market happening on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th! There will be a Pop Up
Marketplace where you can shop from over a dozen local vendors. Read all the details here

December 6

Meet Santa’s Reindeer! 
319 East Main Street, Tuckerton
Noon – 3 pm

Event Details
The holidays are upon us and Yukon Cornelius is coming with Santa’s Reindeer for a holiday visit to Southern Ocean Animal Hospital on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Masks must be worn for the health and safety of all participants and guests. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Admission is FREE of charge, however, donations to Southern Ocean Animal Hospital’s “Good Neighbor Fund” would be would greatly appreciated. Tap here for full details

 

 

December 6

Tuckerton Christmas Parade
Third Avenue down Green Street to Otis Avenue, to Marine Street, ends in the area of the school.
Starts at 7:00 pm sharp

Event Details
 Just an event to spread holiday cheer. No sirens or air horns- hopefully, some Christmas music. Business and civic organization floats and groups welcome, as are antique/classic vehicles, and of course emergency response organizations, bands, or sound systems playing Christmas music.  No rain date.

December 5 to December 20

The Holiday Musical at Surflight Theatre
201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
Check show time listings

With Matinee and Evening Performances scheduled throughout the month, follow the tradition of beloved Surflight originals.  Tis the Season and Home for the Holidays, We Need a little Christmas is a show to see this Holiday Season.  A love-filled Christmas Card filled with tradition, cheer, and a little sparkle,  you will leave this show with toes tapping and heart soaring, filled with the beautiful warm spirit of the season, and the promise of better things to come.

We Need a Little Christmas will be performed indoors at no more than 25 % capacity of audience per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order and enhanced ventilation systems and hygiene. The audience will be in masks. If Governor Murphy changes capacity regulations, we may be able to accommodate a few more guests with full social distancing.

December 12

Cookie Wars
Bay Village
11 am – 3 pm

Event Details
Participating stores in Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village battle it out for the BEST tasting cookie of 2020! Participating stores will compete for the 2020 crown by baking their best tasting, individually wrapped specialty cookies for you to taste and vote for your favorite! Tasting begins at 11 am until the cookies run out! Voting will take place at Country Kettle Fudge throughout the day, ending at 3 pm, when votes will be counted and announced here on our events page. RAIN DATE: December 19th

December 31

New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash with The Rave Ons at Surflight Theatre
201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
Two Shows 5 pm  & 8 pm

Event Details
The ever-popular Rave-Ons return to the Surflight stage with their rocking mix of tunes to say good riddance to 2020 and welcome in 2021. Champagne and sparkling cider will be served.