Programs Aplenty Right into First Night 12/9/15

(Dec. 9) DAN SKELDON to talk at Library: El Nino. The Polar Vortex. Will both or either impact our coming winter? The Farmer’s Almanac says it’s going to be a cold and snowy winter. But is there any truth to that? Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon, will report on what he expects will happen during the upcoming winter. Will there be pipe freezing cold like last year? Or a major snow storm? Dan will give his winter forecast and take questions from the audience on any South Jersey Weather topic. He will also review this year’s hurricane season and look ahead to what 2016 may have in store. Dan forecasted South Jersey Weather for 12 years for NBC 40 before it went off the air. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Ocean City Free Public Library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, 17th and Simpson Ave. Admission is free.

(Dec. 11-13) SWINGIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS: 2015 Christmas Spectacular at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, presented by the Ocean City Theatre Co. A professional group of singers and dancers present an enchanting tribute to the holiday season. Directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman. Tickets, $18 general admission, $15 children 12 and under. Show times Dec. 11&12-7:30 p.m., Dec. 13-2 p.m. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit

(Dec. 12). CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM begins at 10 a.m. with the singing of Happy Birthday to Jesus at the Tabernacle 5th and Wesley Ave. There will be a live Nativity Scene with animals from 10 a.m. till noon and again from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Tabernacle grounds. Events will conclude with a production of the “Magi” by Word of Life Ministries inside the Sanctuary.

(Dec. 12-13) BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sat. 12/12, Sunrise Café, 1200 Asbury, Sun. 12/13 Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro, 637 Asbury.

(Dec. 12-13) FREE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES, noon to 3 p.m., in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave., call 1-800-BEACH-N.J.

(Dec. 12-13) PHOTOS WITH SANTA, noon to 3 p.m., in front of the Music Pier. There will be a $10 charge per photo. Call 1-800-BEACH-N.J.

(Dec. 12) Live, fun-filled family show SANTA & HIS TOY SHOPPE and Friends 2 p.m. at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. Come join Santa and his elves, newest reindeer, enjoy a puppet show, balloon animals and refreshments. For tickets call
(609) 399-1000.

(Dec. 13) The 65 voice ANGELUS CHORUS performs a program of traditional Music at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave., 3 p.m. directed by Dr. Richard Stanislaw and featuring tenor, John Taylor and the Tapestry String Trio. Admission free. Offering received.

(Dec. 15) A CHRISTMAS SING-IN 6:30 p.m. in the Crown Bank Lobby, 8th and Asbury Ave. Get in tune for the holidays as you join in with songs and carols for the holiday season. Bring your music, bring your kids, your guitar, your cello, flute, your drum, your voice! We provide everything else. Come early and visit the award winning Asbury Ave. Shopping District and fine selection of restaurants. Event is free for singers, wannabe singers, instrumentalists and toe tappers. Sponsored by Operafest International, Inc. For information, call Nancy Fox, at Fox Vocal Arts, (609) 399-7291.

(Dec. 16) SHARON M. DRAPER, Author, educator and speaker will talk about Education and Literacy 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Ms. Draper has been honored as National Teacher of the Year, is a New York Times Best Selling Author and is the recipient of the American Library Association’s Award for national achievement. She is also a five time winner of Coretta Scott King Literary Awards. She is involved in motivating and encouraging teachers and students throughout the world.

(Dec. 18) SWINGIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS, A Christmas spectacular by the Ocean City Theatre Co. will be performed 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moolyn Terrace. See previous item Dec. 11-13 for show details.

(Dec. 19) 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH SANTA at Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. Each child will receive a treat from Santa. Bring your camera and call for reservations (609) 399-1000.

(Dec. 19) ELF JR., THE MUSICAL presented by the Ocean City Theatre Co., featuring students 3rd to 8th grade at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Show times 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The adventures of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag and is transported to the North Pole. Find out how Buddy rediscovers his birth family and makes them believers in Santa. Tickets, Adults $15, kids12 and under $12. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit

(Dec. 19) at 1 p.m. LIVE FAMILY SHOW, Hansel and Gretel for kids and entire family. Enjoy a magical, musical, adventure of two children and their escape from an evil witch. Call the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, for pricing and tickets (609) 399-1000.

(Dec. 20) at 2 p.m. HOLIDAY HIGH TEA served in the elegant ballrooms of the Flanders Hotel. Enjoy carolers and a special gourmet holiday tea menu. Gifts for each guest. Call Flanders for reservations and price. (609) 399-1000. Note: The Flanders Gingerbread house contest is accepting entries until Dec. 30. Drop off your original creation. Prizes awarded. All can enter. Visit for details.

(Dec.19-20) BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sat. 12/19, Arlene’s on Asbury, 624 Asbury Ave., Sun., 12/20 Yianni’s Café, 841 Asbury Ave.

(Dec.19-20) FREE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES, Noon to 3 p.m. start in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. Call 1-800 BEACH-NJ.

(Dec.19-20) PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Music Pier. Photo fee $10. For more information, call, 1-800 BEACH-NJ.

(Dec. 19) The Ocean City FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave., presents “The Sounds Of Christmas” featuring Ocean City Pops musicians Pamela Whitman on flutes, Mark O’Kain, Xylophone and Jeffrey Uhlig, piano. Their music will capture the Spirit of the Season ranging from intimate to meditative to joyful and playful. Concert is 2 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, admission is free.

(Dec. 20) SWINGIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS at Music Pier, 2 p.m. See (Dec. 11-13) for complete show details.

REMINDER: The Ocean City Board of Realtors is collecting new and unwrapped toys and books for the WAVES OF CARING-TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign now through Dec. 11th. New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at 405 22nd St. in Ocean City or call for pick up (609) 399-0128. The Realtors ask you to please remember those in need during this holiday season.

REMINDER: GET YOUR FIRST NIGHT ADMISSION BUTTONS NOW! For Ocean City’s Gala New Year’s Eve Celebration that provides continuous New Year’s Eve. entertainment from 4 p.m. until midnight capped by a fireworks display. Admission buttons are now available for $15 from or by calling 1-800-BEACH.NJ. Buttons are also available Stainton’s Square at Gillian’s Wonderland location, 810 Asbury Ave., the Causeway Welcome Center, and at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave. After Dec.15th, buttons will be priced at $20.


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