Enjoy a gourmet breakfast buffet along with a visit from Santa at one of New Jersey’s most historic buildings.
Kids (ages 4-12): $15 (plus tax & gratuity)
Adults: $22 (plus tax & gratuity)
Call ahead for reservations: (609) 884-6542
200 Congress Pl, Cape May, New Jersey
Dine on a brunch buffet while the kids chat with special visitors from the North Pole. Then, check out the Pop Shop’s Christmas-themed make-your-own sundae bar.
Reservations required. Purchase tickets online.
Adults: $24 (includes tax & gratuity)
Children: $15 (includes tax & gratuity)
1 S Main St, Medford, New Jersey
Visit this four-and-a-half acre playground on the Camden Waterfront where kids can let their imaginations run wild. Bring the whole family for brunch with Santa, hot chocolate, and a kids’ Polar Express ride.
Call ahead for reservations & details: (856) 365-8733
3 Riverside Dr., Camden, New Jersey
This Friday, December 21 is National French Fried Shrimp Day. Visit your favorite seafood restaurant in South Jersey and don’t forget the cocktail sauce.
Here are a few South Jersey restaurants whose menus include fried shrimp:
Bobby Chez (Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Sewell)
Budds KnP Farms & Country Market (Pemberton)
Cap N’ Cats Clam Bar (Voorhees)
EMS Cafe (Quinton)
Harley Dawn Diner (Hammonton)
The Marlton Tavern (Marlton)
Sea-Lect Seafood (Maple Shade)
Shag’s Crab & Seafood (Pennsville)
Star of the Sea Seafood (Berlin)
Val’s Seafood Trattoria (Sewell)
Bayou Fried Shrimp from Leite’s Culinaria
Crunchy Fried Shrimp with Panko from Allrecipes
Ree Drummond’s Fried Shrimp recipe
Take a drive to Winslow. Bring along some friends and unwind with some live jams at Sharrott Winery. Sit indoors or outdoors as you enjoy wine and food from Sharrott’s wine bar menu.
Outside food or beverages are not permitted, and seating is first-come, first-serve.
Friday 12/21: Brian & Mindy perform
Saturday 12/22: SOF performs
Sunday 12/23: Mike Chet Beck performs
370 S Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, New Jersey
6. A Not So Silent Night Ugly Sweater Party & Toy Drive at Double Nickel Brewing Co., Sat. 12/22, 12 pm – 11 pm
Wear your ugliest sweater for a chance at a $100 prize. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gently used winter clothing for a free beer. Visitors will also enjoy holiday crafts, live music, food trucks, and more. Santa will be there from 3 – 6 pm.
1585 Route 73, Pennsauken, New Jersey 08110
Choose between a lunch or dinner show for Cape May Stage’s production of “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sadaris. While you watch, enjoy food from The Blue Pig Tavern.
General Admission: $25
200 Congress Place, Cape May, New Jersey
Celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day (hey, there’s a day for everything!) by breaking out the most hideous sweater in your wardrobe. Santa will arrive at 8:30 pm, and children are welcome to attend.
1500 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Whole Foods’ 12 Days of Cheese event is held at all their stores.
Every day, Whole Foods will feature a different discounted cheese.
Receive 50% off the cheese-of-the-day, Get an extra 10% off if you’re a Prime member.
Fri. 12/21: Rogue Creamery Organic Enraptured Blue
Sat. 12/22: Mitica Mini Drunken Goat
Sun. 12/23: The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Willoughby, Kombucha Washed
940 NJ-73, Marlton, New Jersey
Cherry Hill location:
1558 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Know of an event you think should be added to this list? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it when I get a free moment.
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