The Wildwoods 9th Annual Family Holiday Celebration begins Friday evening December 9 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees’ Christmas Parade. Registration begins at 5:00pm at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup begins at 5:30pm and the parade starts promptly at 6:00pm. The rain date is Sunday December 11.
The festival begins Friday evening following the parade, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Then crowds gather inside the Wildwoods Convention Center to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and acknowledge the parade and the business decorating and lighting contest winners at the Award Ceremony. The celebration continues all day Saturday with family fun, pictures with Santa and holiday bazaar.
Schedule of events:
Fri., Dec. 9
6:00 p.m.Shopping Bazaar opens at the Wildwoods Convention Center
6:00 p.m.Christmas Parade (click here for more information about the parade)
7:15 p.m.Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
8:00 p.m.Parade award ceremony in the lobby of the Convention Center.
Sat., Dec. 10 (9 am to 4 pm)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Face Painters
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Shopping Bazaar, Children’s Craft Making Table, Stocking Making Table & Holiday Movies
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Balloon Twisting
9:00 a.m.Margaret Mace Choir
9:30 a.m.Cape Trinity Catholic Choir
10:00 a.m.Art of Gymnastics & Cheer
10:30 a.m.Wildwood Catholic High School
11:00 a.m.Santa arrives!
11:30 a.m.Ken Northridge – Magician
12:30 p.m.Glenwood Choir
12:50 p.m.Wildwood Middle School Choir
1:10 p.m.Wildwood High School Choir
1:30 p.m.Avalon String Band
2:30 p.m.Crest Memorial School & Choir
Meeting Room 3
10:30 a.m.Frosty the Snowman
11:30 a.m.Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12:30 a.m.Mr. Magoos’ Christmas Carol
1:30 p.m.Grinch (cartoon)
2:00 p.m.Charlie Brown Christmas
2:30 p.m.Polar Express (G)
To see our complete event listings please visit our event calendar here.