We are full steam ahead into the holiday season. ShoreTV New Jersey has plenty of ways for you to pack your calendar throughout November. Everything from restaurant weekends to get you into the holiday food mood to Christmas tree lightings! There’s so much to do in November and ShoreTV New Jersey has your top 18 in 2018 to check out.
- CAPE MAY RESTAURANT WEEKEND
Love food? Want to kick off your holiday dining season? For just $35 a person, you can enjoy an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert at participating restaurants on Beach Avenue in Cape May!
Where: Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08024
When: November 1 – 4 at 2:00 p.m.
2. THE GREAT JERSEY SHORE MARTINI CONTEST
Consider yourself a drink connoisseur? Come judge the shore’s best bartenders as they compete to make martinis for your enjoyment.
Where: Spring Lake Manor, 415 NJ-71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
When: November 4th from 1-2 p.m.
3. “Earlier than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza
Skip the Black Friday Crowds and shop earlier. Join the “Earlier than the Bird” shopping extravaganza the week before Thanksgiving in Cape May County.
Where: Downtown Ocean City
When: November 17 from 8 a.m-12 p.m.
4. 24th ANNUAL HIGHLANDS FARMERS MARKET
Come enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, Italian meats and more every weekend! Enjoy the atmosphere at one of the shore’s largest farmers market.
Where: Huddy Park, 301 Shore Dr., Highlands NJ, 07732
When: Every Saturday starting November 3 at 8:30 am
5. FALL CRAFT SHOW
Come find unique creations for the perfect holiday decorating.
Where: Fort Monmouth Recreation area, 2566 Guam Lane, Tinton Falls, NJ, 07724
When: November 10th from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
6. 11th ANNUAL FURRY 5K TURKEY TROT
On Thanksgiving morning bring your family and friends along to participate in this fun filled holiday tradition sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City.
Where: Ocean City Boardwalk
When: November 22nd from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 am
7. ROOT TO RISE RUNNING CLUB
Join the Root to Rise Running Club at the Ocean Grove boardwalk every Saturday for a nice brisk morning jog. The holiday season is a great time to get fit!
Where: Main & Ocean Boardwalk, 81 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
When: Every Saturday starting November 11th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
8. TRAIL OF TWO CITIES- RUN/WALK
Come race in the 5k at the shore! Run over the 9th Street Bridge with family and friends in this fun race.
Where: 10th & Haven Transportation Center, Ocean City NJ
When: November 3rd at 7:00 a.m.
9. MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY VS. GARDNER WEBB
Come see Monmouth University play Gardner Webb in their final home game of the season at Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch.
Where: Kessler Stadium, 107 Larchwood Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
When: November 17th at 1:00 p.m.
10. LEGEND OF THE JERSEY DEVIL
Do you have the guts to meet the legendary Jersey Devil? Come to Abler Music Hall to enjoy a live concert and an appearance form the Jersey Devil himself.
Where: Albert Music Hall; Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758
When: November 3rd from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
11. ROCK OF JERSEY FEATURING THE B STREETBAND & SLIPPERY WHEN WET
Big Bruce and Bon Jovi fan? Come see the ultimate music tribute at iPlay America!
Where: iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold NJ, 07728
When: November 11th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
12. POP 2000 TOUR
This concert features O-Town, Ryan Cabrera & Larger Than Life. Come see the ultimate tribute to some of the most popular boybands in the history of pop music.
Where: iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
When: November 17th at 7:00 p.m.
13. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: LIVE
It’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas at the Jersey Shore. Come see the Peanuts in the classic show “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Count Basie Theater.
Where: Count Basie Theater, 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
When: November 24th at 1:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.
14. PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Come see The Hunchback of Notre Dame as it showcases the film’s Academy Award nominated score and even showcases new songs by Menken and Schwartz.
Where: The Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank NJ, 07701
When: November 10th at 8:00 p.m.
15. PIER VILLAGE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Kick off your holiday at the beach! Come see the big tree lighting in Pier Village and get your whole family into the holiday spirit.
Where: Pier Village, 50 Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
When: November 25th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
16. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
Come see the 5th annual Christmas Holiday Marketplace at St. John’s Methodist Church in Hazlet. Enjoy all of the local vendors that will offer unique gifts for the whole family.
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2000 Florence Avenue, Hazlet, NJ 07730
When: November 30th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
17. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
Join the community as we honor the soldiers who fought for our country. Free admission. The museum will reopen at 4 p.m. after the ceremony.
Where: New Jersey Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ, 07733
When: November 12th at 11:00 a.m.
18. NATURE LECTURE SERIES: WHALES & DOLPHINS
Come learn about the diverse ocean life that lives just off of our shores! Learn from men and women who have studied these animals up close.
Where: Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, 719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
When: November 15th 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Just because summer is over it doesn’t mean that it’s time to abandon the shore. There’s always plenty to do in and around the Jersey Shore. For events all year long be sure to check out the ShoreTV New Jersey events calendar: http://shoretvnj.com/calendar/ Share with us below your favorite November events to take part in throughout the Jersey Shore area.
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ShoreTV New Jersey Guest Blogger: Robert Disko