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Tinseltown Holiday Experience

'Tis the season to sparkle! 🌟 ❄️ Atlantic City will be buzzing this holiday season with so much to do and see throughout the resort, making it the ultimate destination for everything merry and bright. Join with family and friends for pop-up holiday themed experiences, live music & entertainment, spectacular tree displays, fabulously festive decorations, and New Year's Eve events to bid farewell to 2022! 🍾 🎉

Keep reading for great entertainment and fun things to do as part of the Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience and find out why Atlantic City was named one of the 25 Best Christmas Towns in the USA by Travel + Leisure!

Atlantic City Winter Wonderland Parade

Winter Wonderland Parade

December 10 (NEW DATE)

The City of Atlantic City presents the return of Atlantic City's Winter Wonderland Parade on (rescheduled to) Saturday, December 10. The parade route is along Atlantic Avenue, between Indiana Ave./ Bacharach Blvd and will end at Center City Park, starts at 12 p.m. Spectators can find a spot anywhere along the parade route or in Center City Park to enjoy the parade, which will be followed by an appearance by Santa Claus along with a drill team performance battle.

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Winter Wonderland The Yard at Bally's

Bally's Atlantic City

Get in the Holiday spirit at Bally's Atlantic City! Starting November 23, visit The Yard for its first-ever outdoor Winter Wonderland! This holiday spectacular will feature beautiful holiday decor, holiday cocktails, special food menus with beer pairings, fire pits to keep warm with friends and family, cornhole & so much more! Enjoy live entertainment every weekend with The Yards beer specials - starting at just $5! Why not also stop at Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis for dinner and then get drinks at New Jersey's first rotating bar, The Carousel Bar. Live music starts at 8 PM every Friday & Saturday night.

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Family of four dressed warmly laughing while shopping during holidays.

Tanger Outlets the Walk

Starting November 4th, pick up a FREE Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt booklet from Shopper Services and start searching for hidden elves throughout the outlets! The event will run until December 24th, when elves will officially be returning to the North Pole. Celebrate the holiday season the right way on November 19th with a tree lighting ceremony! Located in Plaza 200 near GAP, the 40 ft tree will be accompanied with music, free holiday face painting, games and more from 12 PM - 4 PM.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Ocean Casino Resort

Sleigh bells will be ringing, snow will be glistening, and lights will be twinkling as the holiday spirit takes over Ocean Casino Resort once again from Friday, November 25, 2022, through Sunday, January 1, 2023! The Jingle Bell Bar, a holiday pop-up bar located at 1927 Lounge, returns to bring guests festive cocktails, nostalgic decor, and themed entertainment. On December 11th, Cirque Dreams Holidaze will transform Ovation Hall for a Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry. The play celebrates Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years all in one with breathtaking costumes, acts, music and singers for an unforgettable night!

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Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash Resorts

Frank Sinatra's Birthday Bash

Come out to Resorts Atlantic City's Superstar Theater December 10 to enjoy a multi-media musical tribute that celebrates the illustrious career of Frank Sinatra and the 40th anniversary of Mr. Sinatra’s last performance on the Superstar Theater stage.

Starring Michael Martocci, who is one of the best Sinatra Tribute Artists in the business today. Michael is backed by Dean Schneider and the 22-piece Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra playing all the original Sinatra orchestrations. Joining Michael will be fan favorite and Superstar Theater alumnus Brandon Tomasello along with local performers; Sonny Averone, Zach Taglioli, Joanie Schneider & Sunday Grasso.

It's a must for the Sinatra Fan! Besides the Sinatra classics expect some Holiday Favorites as well.

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Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa at sunset with surrounding bays in view.


Borgata unveiled its 2022 holiday display with 150,000 lights, extravagant holiday décor, and luminous trees that will shimmer through January 2. The holiday spirit does not end with the décor! The 12 Days of Holiday Cocktails including a Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini at Izakaya by Michael Schulson, a S'mores Old Fashioned at American Bar & Grille, and a Caramel Brûlée Cocktail at B-Prime are available starting on Thanksgiving throughout the holiday season.

The $1,200,000 Winning Wonderland Promotion holds drawings each Saturday from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm featuring 135 winners each week. Two lucky Grand Prize winners will each win a 2023 AUDI Q8 PRESTIGE 55 TFSI QUATTRO. Plus, four Grand Prize winners will each win a luxurious escape to Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas with airfare & a $4,000 gift card!

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'Tis The Season With THE BEACH BOYS Featuring the Holiday Vibrations Orchestra. Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Beach Boys are making their way to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this holiday season on December 3 for their 'Tis The Season show featuring the Holiday Vibrations Orchestra! Tickets start at $59. Under the Sun will be coming on December 17. Tickets start at $29. Ring the New Year in the right way with Earth, Wind & Fire on December 30 and 31! Tickets start at $80. For all foodie lovers, Executive Pastry Chef of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, will be hosting a Holiday Pastry Series on December 10 where participants will be able to create their own chocolate snowman. Tickets cost $45.

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AC Ballet The Nutcracker on stage at Caesars Atlantic City.

Atlantic City Ballet

The Nutcracker, one of ballet's treasured classics, will be coming to Caesars on December 17th. It's A Shore Holiday will be coming to Showboat December 21st, 22nd, 27th & 28th. There's no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by sharing and experiencing Atlantic City Ballet's production of these amazing shows.

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Candy Cane Lounge

Resorts Casino Hotel

Resorts Casino Hotel is getting into the holiday spirit, diving into new happy hour specials, rocking out and winning big!

The candy cane elves have moved their village to Bar One! Visit the Candy Cane Lounge Pop-Up for candy cane inspired drinks, live music and more, beginning November 18th and lasting through the Holiday season. Also, check out Bar Bingo with a Musical Twist, Sundays from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Test your music knowledge and win slot cash and dining dollars!

Spend Thanksgiving at Resorts where guests can enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants Breadsticks, Capriccio or Dougherty’s Steakhouse & Raw Bar. Margaritaville and Landshark Bar & Grill will both be home to exciting new happy hours as well.

Resorts annual Swing Into Christmas musical comedy show will take place on Friday, December 9th at 8pm. Starring Section TV Host and Singer Michele Dawn Mooney. Benefiting the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, guests can enjoy the show and give back to the community.

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Deck The Halls December 1-31 Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall benefiting CASA.

Deck The Hall - Boardwalk Hall

The 2022 Deck The Hall - Festival of Trees is a season-long charitable event intended to generate funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA For Children of Atlantic, Cape May, and Camden Counties. In conjunction and with the support of the CRDA and Lite 96.9 WFPG, local businesses, organizations, arena partners, and individuals are invited to Deck The Hall by sponsoring a custom-decorated holiday tree to be on display from Thursday, December 1 through the Holiday Season in the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall lobby facing the Atlantic City Boardwalk. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to CASA.

The Deck The Hall - Festival of Trees will be free and open for the public to walk through during all hours which the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall lobby is open. With the purchase of a tree, sponsors will also receive a select number of tickets to the Deck The Hall Reception in the Boardwalk Hall lobby on Thursday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where they will be able to celebrate the holiday season with a private viewing of the trees, open bar, and light hors d'oeuvres. This amazing event will surely help all involved get in the holiday spirit!

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The Irish Pub and Inn all lit up and decorated for the Holiday Season.

The Irish Pub & Inn

Experience the magic of Christmas! The Irish Pub and Inn is once again transformed with thousands of twinkling lights, Christmas trees and one of the largest and most magnificent Christmas displays in our area. Families can enjoy a hearty meal, festive treats, holiday shopping in our gift shop and memorable photo opportunities to last a lifetime. Santa's helpers will be handing out surprises to the children under the watchful eye of our toy soldiers! Complete the holiday tradition by visiting their bar which features a wide selection of imported and domestic draft beers including Guinness and Kelsey Grammer's Faith American Ale. They also feature a full bar, daily Christmas drink specials and their world famous Irish Coffee. All is merry and bright at The Irish Pub!

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Santa stands with sack of gifts with showgirls dressed in Santa outfits behind him.

Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

Santa's Christmas Wonderland

Start the holiday season in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable Christmas journey. With sensational sets, nostalgic songs, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole, Santa's Christmas Wonderland is a must see for the entire family! Show times vary.

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Renault Winery barrel holiday tree lit up in courtyard.

Renault Winery

Vintner Wonderland

Renault Winery is celebrating a successful harvest with Vintner Wonderland! The winter festival provides the opportunity to gather loved ones, savor the season, and create enduring memories. From ice skating, to culinary and wine, to local artisans and live entertainment, there's something for everyone to enjoy this season at Renault.

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Light Show on the Lake at Historic Smithville. Photo by Jonathon Peter Photography

Historic Smithville and the Village Greene

Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company is bringing the spirit of Christmas to Historic Smithville for Dickens Fest, an original, musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", Charles Dickens' heartwarming, classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from greed to redemption. The family friendly shows will be on Saturday, November 27th, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 28th, at 1 p.m. A variety of unique vendors with holiday themed art, artistry and collectables will add to the weekend's festivities. Admission and parking is free. Everyone is also encouraged to stay after for the Holiday Light Show on the Lake with a display of over 120 Christmas trees made from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically floating on Lake Meone. Witness an orchestrated show of lights and music as the lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music while reflecting off the water's surface. Running Thanksgiving through January 6th, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in December, sit around the fire pit and roast s'mores as well! This Holiday season in Historic Smithville is a winter wonderland!

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Santa Hustle® Atlantic City Runners in Santa outfits at the start of the race.

Santa Hustle® Atlantic City 5k, Half Marathon, and Kids Dash

December 11

It's the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Brighton Park for the FIRST EVER Santa Hustle® Atlantic City 5k, Half Marathon, and Kids Dash. Run the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and party at The Yard after the race at the official 2022 After Party. All 5k and Half Marathon participants will receive fun Santa swag like a Santa Hustle Hoodie, Santa Hustle Beanie, and a Snow Globe Finisher Medal! Additional swag will be available to up your Santa Hustle game! 

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An Evening With Deana Martin - Lucy the Elephant presents

An Evening with Deana Martin to benefit Lucy The Elephant

December 11

Deana is back in America's Playground performing in the Resorts Superstar Theater where her dad and Sinatra last appeared together in the 1980's. The live show benefitting Lucy the Elephant, a National Historic Landmark, will take the audience on a musical journey, honoring Deanna’s father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over 4 decades. She will sing the classics from  the King of Cool, Dean Martin, Uncle Frank Sinatra, and Uncle Sammy Davis, Jr. Joining her is Steven Maglio, a Sinatra-style singer. They have thrilled audiences all across America with their own unique style, paying homage to the 2 greatest singers of all time, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

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Santa is seated at the Midmer-Losh Opus 5550, on-stage at Historic Boardwalk Hall.

Historic Pipe Organ Recitals and Curator's Tours

The historic pipe organs at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall will be doing daily concerts at noon from December 5 to December 23rd. The Noon organ recitals are free and open to the public, with donations greatly appreciated. You can also take a 2-hour walking Curator’s tour inside the world's largest pipe organ for only $10 Wednesdays through December! 

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Showboat Hotel lifting Holiday Tree to Facade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk with Steel Pier the Wheel in view.

Showboat Hotel

Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City is lighting up the city’s iconic boardwalk’s first ever live Christmas tree to kick off the Showboat's Holiday Extravaganza on the Boardwalk during a special tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. To celebrate the lighting of the tree, the resort will offer guests free events such as live music and entertainment from local singing groups, games and rides for kids, and giveaways from Santa in a lifeguard boat. There will also be shopping from local vendors, pop-up bars for the adults and free hot cider for the kids along with food and beverage specials, plus much more! The holiday fun will continue every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. through December 24 during Showboat's Holiday Extravaganza on the Boardwalk. On Saturday, December 17, Showboat will hold a special breakfast with Santa from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and on select dates throughout the month, kids and families can enjoy a story time with Santa from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.!

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Ugly Sweater Party Ryfe Bar and Restaurant December 17

Ugly Sweater Contest at Ryfe

Wear your ugliest sweater and be crowned "Best of the Worst" at Ryfe Bar and Restaurant. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the party officially starts at 6 p.m. with food and drink specials, games, giveaways and more! Registration includes complimentary holiday drink, exclusive access to drink specials, exclusive access to food specials, VIP access to bar seating, participation in giveaways and raffles. Live entertainment by YOU! with Holiday Carol karaoke!

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