Kelsey Kruger, Amanda Bilazzo and Emily Kruger enjoyed designers, deals and drinks at Shop-A-Holics.

Borough of Stone Harbor Tree Lighting and Caroling

Participants run toward the ocean during

the 2018 Stone Harbor Shhhiver.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 | Friday, Nov. 23 | Saturday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Weekend in Avalon

Start a new family tradition and spend Thanksgiving weekend in Avalon, where four annual events are held Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Families will have a chance to browse and bid on more than 40 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths during the Festival of Trees at The Whitebrier (Nov. 21, 5-9pm; Nov. 23, noon-8pm); participate in the Turkey Trot 5K run and 1.5 Mile Family Walk (Nov. 23, 10am); and enjoy two jam-packed days of free family fun during Festive Friday (Nov. 23, 11am-6pm) and Snowfest Saturday (Nov. 24, 11am-4pm). Check out pages 18-21 for a full overview of the weekend’s activities.

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Friday, Nov. 23 (9am-8:30pm) | Saturday, Nov. 24 (9am-6:30pm)

Stone Harbor Thanksgiving Weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend, there is 100 percent chance of snow in Stone Harbor. Join the Borough of Stone Harbor and the Chamber of Commerce as 96th Street transforms into “Pine Tree Harbor” for the weekend. Featuring two days with a variety of activities for the entire family, a tree lighting and Merchants’ Hospitality Night on Friday and the Downtown Holiday Dash on Saturday, all the fun leads up to the annual Christmas Parade along 96th Street on Saturday at 6:30pm. Flip to pages 22-23 for more details.

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Saturday, Dec. 1

Avalon Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

4-7pm, Avalon History Center

Enjoy food and refreshments, music, good company and good cheer at the History Center’s annual holiday open house. Browse through a number of new exhibits touching on the many fascinating facets of a small town’s unique history!

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Sunday, Dec. 9

Pearl Harbor Day at the American Legion

Noon-3pm, Stephen C. Ludlam Post #331

Join the Stone Harbor American Legion as it honors World War II and Korean War veterans, and presents Home for the Holidays trips to local Coast Guard personnel.

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Tuesday, December 11

Stone Harbor Tree Lighting & Caroling

4:45pm, Stone Harbor Borough Hall

Join Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour, council members and students from Avalon and Stone Harbor Elementary School for a trolley ride and caroling starting at 4:45pm, followed by a ceremonial tree lighting at 6pm in front of Borough Hall. Warm up at the Stone Harbor Firehouse starting at 6:30pm with refreshments and photos with Olaf!

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Saturday, January 5

The First Frontier: Yeoman-Whalers and the Origin of Cape May County

1pm, Avalon History Center

Jim Stephens of Historic Cold Spring Village will discuss the 17th century whaling industry on the Delaware Bay and how it eventually led to the creation of Cape May County in 1692.

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Sunday, February 3

Friend In Need Annual Super Bash

4:30pm, Princeton Bar

Join local charity Friend In Need at a Super Bowl party for a great cause. Tickets include beverages, food, raffles, auctions and, of course, big-screen televisions to watch the game. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and all proceeds benefit Friend In Need.

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Thursday, March 7 (4-9pm) | Friday, March 8 (4-9pm) | Saturday, March 9 (10am-6pm)

Shop-A-Holics, The Princeton and The Whitebrier

Designers, deals and drinks return for 2019 with the best list of discounts yet! Grab your girlfriends and plan a weekend of shopping as local shops open pop-up shops at both The Princeton and The Whitebrier, featuring cocktails, appetizers and lunch specials throughout the weekend. The event is free, however donations at the door will be accepted for Friend In Need.

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Saturday, March 16

Stone Harbor Shiver Polar Plunge

Events begin at 9:30am

Start the morning with Kegs ‘n’ Eggs at Fred’s Tavern and register for the costume contest, line up for the parade and get ready for the plunge into the frigid Atlantic Ocean! A parade down 96th Street will begin at noon, followed by the costume contest and the plunge around 1pm. Head back to Fred’s Tavern for the after-party and the announcement for Best Team Performance!

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