It’s the holiday season – and if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the endless possibilities of holiday activities that can fill your days, we’ve got the perfect place to start. Presenting the ultimate South Jersey holiday bucket list: 


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Have a holiday happy hour at Carlucci’s Waterfront (Mon. through Fri. 3 – 6:30 pm) 

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Visit Burlington County Library for its Cultural Festival & Holiday Craft Fair (Dec. 9) 

Decorate sugar cookies with the kids at Bordentown Library (Dec. 13) 

Cook a holiday meal using herbs from your own indoor herb garden 

Make hot chocolate and watch a holiday movie 

Give back to South Jersey 

Make something with Perler beads while sipping Hot Chocolate at the South County Library (Dec. 18; ages 18+) 

Shop local! Visit one of the beautiful Main Streets in South Jersey and support small businesses in your community.

Bake and decorate gingerbread man/woman cookies 

Watch a one-man retelling of “A Christmas Carol” at (Dec. 13)

Decorate the house 

Try a new festive dessert recipe

Watch Atlantic City Ballet perform “The Nutcracker” at Stockton University (Dec. 8 & 9) 

Sponsor a family in need this holiday season through Oaks Integrated Care 

Browse decorations, catch a horse and carriage ride and do some shopping during Ocean City’s Festive Fridays along Asbury Ave. 

Drive around your neighborhood to look at holiday lights

Tour Cape May’s Physick Estate, completely decorated for the holidays 

Watch a holiday performance 

Get a head start planning your holiday party with some tips

December 2023
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