All roads lead to Atlantic City for the holidays 🌟 ❄️ Get ready to eat, drink & be merry as it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be in town! Join with family and friends for pop-up experiences, holiday events including the Atlantic City Christmas Parade and AC Ballet’s The Nutcracker, tree lightings, a cocktail & mocktail trail, and New Year's Eve events to ring in 2024! 🍾 🎉
Keep reading for great entertainment and fun things to do as part of the Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience and find out for yourself why Atlantic City was named one of the 25 Best Christmas Towns in the USA by Travel + Leisure!
Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience Kick-Off events at The Yard at Bally's, the Orange Loop at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, at O'Donnell Memorial Park with the Chelsea EDC, and the City of Atlantic City Winter Wonderland Parade! We especially would like to thank Kelsey Grammer for spending time with us and making this year's AC Tinseltown kick-off events the best yet!
Now is the time to take in the Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience through to the New Year! Find fun events and things to do below while you're here this holiday season. Stay tuned to DO Atlantic City social media for more giveaways and highlights of holiday themed fun all month long!
There is still time to enter the Tinseltown Holiday Getaway Giveaway for your chance to win weekly prizes like an exciting Atlantic City Holiday Getaway Package - Now through December 17th!
The Absecon Lighthouses' Luminary Light Festival is Saturday, December 9. Enjoy caroling, light a personal luminary, sip and savor specialty cheeses & wine tasting, gift shop specials and more. $25 per person donation 5pm - 7pm. Call 609-449-1360 or click below to learn more.
With a neighborhood tavern atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline, The Taproom Bar & Grille at the Atlantic City Country Club offers an upscale dinner menu with succulent steaks, chops, fresh seafood and nightly Chef specials. Plus enjoy a casual lunch menu featuring fresh salads, overstuffed pub sandwiches, juicy gourmet burgers and more. The bar also features an extensive wine list, plus many imported and domestic draft and bottled beers. From Wednesday - Sunday enjoy lunch and dinner. Or a Sunday Brunch from 10am - 3pm.
Apple Cinnamon Mule - Stateside Vodka, Lime, House-made Apple & Cinnamon Syrup and Ginger Beer
Coconut Snow Ball - Bacardi Rum, Blue Curacao, Coconut Cream, Honey Syrup
Bally's is decking the halls this holiday season!
The Yard debuts its second annual indoor/outdoor holiday Winter Wonderland featuring holiday décor, firepits, cornhole and more! With live entertainment on the weekends, including holiday $10 shots and beers on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 2am and Pre-Game Happy Hour featuring $3 beers, $4 shots and $5 cocktails plus beer specials starting at $5, Winter Wonderland will get you into the holiday spirit in no time. Enjoy the cover-free events and entertainment every weekend in December.
Enter the cover-free contests: December 2, dress up as Sexy Santa to win your share of $1,000 in Gift Cards and the Ugly Sweater contest on December 23 for a share of $1,000 in cash!
Christmas Margarita - Teremana Tequila, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice Pomegranate Juice, Lime Juice Frozen Cranberries and Rosemary Sprig
Sugar Cookie Martini - Tito’s Handmade Vanilla Vodka, Amaretto Bailey’s Irish Cream, Milk, Vanilla Frosting Rim and Sprinkles
Cranberry Mimosa - Mionetto Prosecco, Cranberry Juice Pomegranate Liqueur, Fresh Cranberries Rosemary Sprig
Don’t Hog The Nog - Angel’s Envy, Amaretto, Egg Nog Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Santa Smash - Cranberry Infused Bombay Gin, Rosemary Lemon, Demerara
Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year at Borgata with Christmas in the Air! A first-class Broadway-style spectacular that's festive fun for the whole family! This snow globe comes to life and dazzles with a cast of high-kicking Rockette-style dancers performing alongside magical holiday characters! November 24 through December 17 18+.
Cocktails: (Available at Borgata B Bar)
Christmas Cookie - Amaretto, Frangelico, Pineapple Juice
Peppermint Patty - White Crème de Cocoa, White Crème de Menthe, Rum Chata, Mozart White Chocolate
Atlantic City Ballet presents two shows in November and December at Caesars. It's A Shore Holiday November 25 with singers, dancing chipmunks and snowmen you will be transported to a Holiday Winter Wonderland that will capture your inner child's imagination. Next up is the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, December 16. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet
And don't miss Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame showcasing an incredible cast of dancers during Derek Hough-Symphony of Dance, December 1. And that's not all, December 15, violinist, dancer and artist Lindsey Stirling brings her Snow Waltz Tour to Caesars Atlantic City at 8:30 pm performing her album Snow Waltz live!
Twas' the night before Saturday, and all through Cardinal, ugly sweaters were donned, it was time for a festival. Join Cardinal, Atlantic City's newest addition to the Orange Loop, Friday nights, for a happy hour so bright, with drinks, laughter, and sweaters, it's a festive delight! Best ugly sweater of the night gets a $25 gift card to Cardinal! Free admission from 9-11pm in the lounge. 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29.
The Smokey Rose - dry gin, cranberry, lemon, black pepper shrub, and pomegranate, served in a rosemary smoked glass
The Claridge Hotel will be hosting a romantic Couples Holiday Cooking Class December 1 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Learn to make Grandma Ida's Shrimp and Grits from Executive Chef Craig Johnson. Afterward, savor a delectable specialty menu crafted by the chef. Reserve your spot for a delightful culinary experience! Make it a night to remember and book a beautiful guest room.
You won't want to miss Prohibition Day Dinner Party with Live Jazz - December 5, 2023 7 pm - 10 pm. Step back in time to the glamorous era of flappers, jazz, and speakeasies as we raise our glasses to the end of Prohibition! Roaring '20s attire is encouraged. Guests in costumes are eligible to win tickets to one of their fantastic New Year's Eve parties!
Purchase a Gift Card for the holidays from November 15 - December 31 and receive a bonus $10 gift certificate for every $50 gift card purchased. During Black Friday and up until Cyber Monday (11/24-11/27) they will double the bonus gift certificate with a $20 gift certificate for every $50 gift card purchased.
Coquito - Spiced Rum, Rum Cream, Coco Lopez Coconut Cream, Half & Half topped with Ground Nutmeg
Manzana Daiquiri - Bacardi 8 year Rum, Lime Juice, Apple Simple Syrup, with Muddled Granny Smith Apple and Dash of Sugar - Cinnamon and Sugar Rimmed Glass
Pay a visit to Freddy J's Bar & Kitchen over the holiday's for a memorable meal! They are committed to providing the highest quality of food with a barbeque flare. The menu is a combination of 20% barbeque and 80% memorable food that culminates in unique flavors. And their fine spirits menu, draft beer selection, and wine list appeals to all palates and is always paired to their menu.
It's Turbo Noggin' Time - Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey, Misunderstood Oat Nog and Cold Foam
Experience the magic of Christmas and a true holiday spectacular with Holiday Dreams: A Spectacular Holiday Cirque! as they present a jaw-dropping, modern holiday show live Saturday, December 9 at 9 pm in The Grand at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City!
Holiday Dreams is a holiday show unlike any other with an incredibly talented cast of acrobats, cirque performers, musical comedy actors and daredevils in this truly unique and modern show.
Come out & sleigh at Harrah’s newest holiday pop-up bar, The Tipsy Elf! Located at The Eden Lounge, get ready to cozy up with festive drinks and nostalgic Yuletide décor. Open 7 days a week from 7 PM-9 PM until January 1. It’s 100% Elf approved!
Start the holiday season in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable Christmas journey December 7-10 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City. 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!
Get into the holiday spirit with the Pastry Series with Chef Thaddeus: Holiday Edition at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Guests will create their very own Marzipan holiday creation. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your baking knowledge and bring a touch of sweetness to your holidays. December 9 at noon $55.
You will not want to miss out as the son of the legendary Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli performs live at Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm. Prepare to be captivated by his extraordinary talent and mesmerizing voice.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City welcomes all to enjoy holiday meals at its award-winning dining destinations. Special holiday menus will be coming soon for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Il Mulino, Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City, and Fresh Harvest Buffet. Reservations for are encouraged!
Enjoy December specials at Rock Spa & Salon. There’s snow place like Rock Spa & Salon to experience the holidays. Schedule a December Body Treatment, Facial, or Pedicure with specials available December 4 - 28, Mon - Thurs only.
Make a new holiday tradition to visit the Irish Pub and Inn! The OVER the top holiday décor will take your breath away. While you're there enjoy a pint of black & tan, an Irish coffee, or something yummy from their extensive menu of bar classics and traditional Irish dishes. Watch this video to view the magic of the Irish Pub during the holidays, an AC Tinseltown must see!
The 2023 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. Local businesses, organizations, arena partners, and individuals are invited to Deck The Hall by sponsoring a custom-decorated holiday tree. The many creative, festive, and wonderfully decorated trees will be on display. Admission is free and open for the public to walk through during all hours which the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall lobby is open. The lobby is also home to the Atlantic City Experience Museum and the Atlantic City Labor Museum which are a must see when in AC!
All proceeds will be donated directly to CASA For Children of Atlantic, Cape May, and Camden Counties.
Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University is excited to announce their Noyes Holiday Market and Gingerbread Village on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from Noon to 5 pm at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. Includes a 2-day festival with a Holiday Marketplace, crafters, live music, photos with Santa, children's crafts, Gingerbread Making Contest and more.
Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City is the perfect place to spend the holiday season. From their festive pop-up experience, Jingle Bell Bar, to the new holiday activation, Santa's Hideaway Adventure, there's something merry and bright around every corner at Ocean. Sip on seasonal cocktails, wear your best ugly sweater, and join in the holiday cheer! Don't miss these fun holiday events happening all season long.
Sarah Brightman, the world's biggest-selling soprano and legendary GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist is coming to Ovation Hall on Saturday, November 25. Brightman will present fresh renditions of holiday classics and beautiful festive fan favorites for the season, including "Silent Night", "I Believe In Father Christmas", "Ave Maria", "La Luna", and many more. You don't want to miss this amazing and heartfelt show.
December 9 & 10 experience a unique mix of opera and pop when the international chart topping group Il Divo brings their A New Holiday Tour to the stage at Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort.
Hold on to your cannoli's and get ready for a snowy ride as My Big Gay Italian Christmas returns to Ovation Hall on Saturday, December 16. The over-the-top characters promise heated political conversations, a bisexual love triangle and so much more! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind show!
Starting November 10 through the holidays, Resorts Casino Hotel presents their Pop-Up Holiday Bar experience the Candy Cane Lounge with newly "minted" holiday cocktails!
There is plenty for your holiday to-do list starting with The Sharpe Family Singers as seen on America's Got Talent November 25 at the Superstar Theater! Take a magical journey through Broadway and the holiday season featuring the best music from your favorite shows and seasonal classics.
In December, A Dickens of a Murder - A Holiday Murder Mystery with everyone's favorite Bah! Humbug! character Ebener Scrooge and the mystery deducing detective Sherlock Holmes! Get your tickets for the Christmas party you don't want to miss with one show only December 9 at 8 pm! And don't miss a night of merriment and songs December 10 performed by a lineup of Atlantic City's greatest stars to benefit Toys for Tots! The musical comedy revue show Swing into Christmas will star Jim "The Singing Lifeguard" Craine, the Atlantic City Allstar Band, Suzie Neustadter, TV Host and Singer Michele Dawn Mooney, & many more! Admission is free for everyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy.
Topping it all off, a holiday show with The Modern Gentlemen will perform Saturday, December 16 as members of The Four Seasons delighting audiences worldwide alongside the legendary Frankie Valli, will "Make it Feel Like Christmas" with their "Sinatra" classics.
Cocktail: (Available at Margaritaville & Landshark)
Sleigh-Ride - Cranberry Juice, Lemon X, Fireball Whiskey, Margaritaville Passionfruit Tequila (Available at Margaritaville & Landshark)
Resorts Holiday Mochatini - 48 Blocks Chocolate Martini, 48 Blocks Expresso Martini, and peppermint syrup topped with whipped cream and candy cane
Showboat Atlantic City is lighting up the city's iconic boardwalk with a 50-ft Christmas tree for the holiday season. The spruce is the first ever decorated tree in the history of the boardwalk and is adorned with 8,000 lights that will set the boardwalk aglow during a special Tree Lighting Ceremony November 28 at 6pm hosted by Showboat Owner Bart Blatstein. The evening will be filled with free and festive family fun including live holiday music, games and rides, and giveaways from Santa in a lifeguard boat! The ceremony marks the beginning of Showboat AC's Holiday Extravaganza on the Boardwalk and the merriment will continue every Saturday and Sunday throughout the holiday season.
Smithville is a Tinseltown must see with their annual Holiday Light Show starting November 24 - January 5. Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas trees magically float on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across the lake.
Holiday events include the Dickens Festival by the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company - November 25 - 26. The Magical Talking Tree - November 23 - January 5 on select dates. The Christmas Train - November 23 - January 5 The Christmas Train will take you on a ride to see the whimsical decorated Village. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and weekdays when weather permitting. Bonfire and S'mores - Fridays and Saturdays - Stay warm with our Bonfire while you enjoy making a yummy S'mores. Hospitality Night - December 2 The village will be overflowing with hospitable merchants! Each store will have a special event going on from 6-8pm, from music to food tastings. Girls Night Out - Dec 7 - Grab your girls and head to the Village for some shopping from 6-8pm. Each store will be running its own promotion, from discounts to food tastings! Enjoy the fun!
Historic Smithville offers 50 Shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn!
Caramel Hot Chocolate - a favorite of visitors to Smithville. Rich and flavorful.
Steel Pier is celebrating 125 years of fun! For the holidays enjoy a ride on The Wheel, an Atlantic City landmark. The Wheel is 227 feet of thrilling fun for the whole family. It features 40 temperature-controlled gondolas and can comfortably hold 6 passengers, with a total capacity of 240 passengers! Visitors can marvel at The Wheel as it lights up the night sky and reflects off the ocean waves! The Wheel is now open weekends in November and December Saturday from 1pm - 9pm and Sunday from 1pm - 6pm.
Don't miss out on Saturday, December 9, 2023 you're invited to come to the Steel Pier for a Special Visit from Santa! Watch as he arrives and brings joy to all who greet him.
Check out The Quarter all decked out for the holiday season! Whether you want to shop for that special someone, enjoy a fantastic dinner or lunch, or party the night away its the place to be this December. And don't miss the Polar Express in IMAX, The holiday classic is back in IMAX, a holiday treat for all ages. Show dates are December 16,17, 23 & 24.
Get into the spirits at the Holidaze Pop-Up Bar at Tango's Lounge this December! Open Thursday- Sunday, come and enjoy holiday themed cocktails and décor.
Cirque Musica: Holiday "Wonderland" is coming to Tropicana's Showroom in Atlantic City for two nights December 9 & 10 to take the audience on a holiday musical journey to a magical land. The audience will be amazed by the talented acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding athleticism of acrobats and aerialists with a mix of timeless holiday music.
Get to Wild Honey BBQ at Tropicana Atlantic City where they will be serving turkey, meatloaf, and honey roast prime rib with festive sides during the holidays. Try a featured dessert like, a decorated Yule Log or Holiday Sundae Tree w/stacked donuts. While you are there, pick up some baked goods at their holiday bake sale!
Hot Buttered Rum and Peppermint Mocha Martini
Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa served with marshmallows and gingerbread cookies on the side
Your epic escape room adventure awaits! You and your friends are locked in a room and all you have are your wits and teammates to help you solve clues to escape. After you escape say you "Sleigh-ed It!" with an assortment of "Holiday Props" for you and your teams photo.
Escape AC is a one-stop entertainment destination! Located safely inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort where you can eat, drink and escape all under one roof. Park once in AC and never have to leave!
Tennessee Avenue is a prime location for your onsite parties and all of your catering needs. Custom menus and drink packages are available. Each property including Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, Rhythm & Spirits, Cuzzie's Pizzeria Kitchen, and Bar 32 will be decorated and highlight different food and cocktail specials throughout November and December!
The famous monthly Tennessee Avenue Beer Dinner will be holiday-inspired this December at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall. Beers selected by Scott Cronick, with food by Executive Chef Charles Soreth.
Don't miss it, December 17 Rhythm & Spirits will host a Feast of the Seven Fishes and Wine Dinner!
(Available at Rhythm & Spirits)
Local G & Tinseltown - Little Water Distillery Rusted Revolver Gin, house made cranberry, lemon and rosemary spiced simple syrup and Fevertree Indian Tonic served on the rocks finished with toasted rosemary
Winter White Cosmo - (Available at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall)
(Available at BAR|32)
Swifties Tinseltown Martini - Little Water 48 Blocks Vodka infused with fresh mint and vanilla from Madagascar, shaken vigorously with BAR|32 signature Yasgur's milk pint. Layered with a candy cane infused cream and finished with shaved chocolate
Discover the energy of Atlantic City’s vibrant music scene this holiday season at Anchor Rock Club. Nestled in the heart of the city, Anchor Rock Club is AC’s independent live music venue that promises an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts and holiday revelers alike. Here are the Holiday Happenings at Anchor Rock Club:
12/18 MOVIE NIGHT – Silent Night Deadly Night 2 - No Cover. Blood & Gutts Radio presents a live screening of the 1987 cult Christmas horror classic: Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2! Don’t miss a special DJ set by Sarah of Molly Ringworm, raffles, and prizes! Doors @ 7pm, movie at 8pm.
12/22 Ornamental - Get ready for a night of music and fun at Anchor Rock Club! An incredible lineup of Ornamental, Zoe Lemon, Kate Dressed Up, and King Puzzle will promise a night full of diverse sounds, energetic performances, and unforgettable moments.
12/23 Gutter Drunk - Dive into an unforgettable night of raw energy and rock revelry as Gutter Drunk takes the stage at Anchor Rock Club. Let their insane riffs and electrifying songs transport you to a whole new level!
12/29 The Customers - The Customers from Ocean City, New Jersey is bringing their indie-surf-rock style music to Anchor Rock Club. They will leave you dancing and singing all night long!
12/30 Mums The Word - Mums The Word is a funky, psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band from the Philly/South Jerz area that’s coming to Anchor Rock Club for their new album release show! They’ll having you moving and grooving all night long, get your dancing shoes ready!
Johnny’s Café is an elegant space for friends and families to gather around delicious food and good company. The menu is a play on home cooking with a fine dinning twist. Incorporating dishes the Liccios have been cooking in their home kitchens for decades.
Enjoy Holiday Cookie Trays and give the sweetest gift this holiday season. Call today and order a 1lb. tray for $15 and up to 5lb tray's for $60. Johnny's Café will be offering a 3-Course Pre-Fix Dinner available M-F for $35. Get your reservations in early for their Seven Fishes Dinner featuring four courses for $46.95.
Join in on the fun New Year’s Day on the Beach in front of Landshark Bar & Grill as Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda’s Club (CSCNJ) is thrilled to announce the 32nd Anniversary for the Atlantic City Polar Bear Plunge. The cost to plunge is $25 per person and includes a commemorative t-shirt. All proceeds from the event go directly to CSCNJ’s mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
The plunge will take place at noon on the beach. Participants can begin to register in person at 10:00am inside of the Landshark Bar & Grill and are invited back inside for the after party immediately following the plunge. DJs from WZXL will be on the heated deck playing music and handing out prizes for the First In, Last Out, and Best Costume. To register in advance visit www.cscnj.org or call (609) 926-2699.
*Please drink responsibly.