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CRDA: DO AC Free - December '19

CRDA: DO AC Free - December '19

December 2, 2019



Leta’ M. Bowman
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Tis the season for fun and free ways to DO AC.  


DO A Parade

December 14 @ 2:00 p.m.
What is sure to embody the spirit of the holidays, the Atlantic City Christmas Parade is back.  With festive floats, bands, Santa and more, the parade route starts at Vermont Avenue on the Boardwalk and ends on Albany Avenue.


DO The Library
The Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a wide range of events for the entire family.

Thursday, December 5 & 26 @ 2:00 p.m.
Bring the entire brood to the library for family movies on the big screen.
December 5: Toy Story 4
December 26: Elf

Friday, December 6 @ Noon
Enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics (and don’t be afraid to sing along) during the Atlantic City High School Choir’s Holiday Concert.
NOTE:  The concert takes place at the Library Atrium located at 1333 Atlantic Avenue       

Wednesday, December 18 @ 3:00 p.m.
Who says crafts are just for kids? The library’s Adult Craft Circle offers participants (18 and over) the chance to show off their knack for creativity.  This month’s craft: Paper flowers holiday wreath.   

Saturday, December 28 @ 2:00 p.m.
Become enlightened, inspired and entertained as the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble perform during the library’s 32nd annual Kwanzaa Celebration.

To see a full calendar of free events provided by the library, visit

DO Bass Pro
Head over to Santa’s Wonderland for great crafts and photos with Santa.  The first 100 kids to have a picture taken with Santa will receive a gift (Monday thru Thursday only). 


                     Craft                                               Gift
December 2 - 8: Felt Snowman                                 December 2 - 5: Plush Snowman
December 9 - 15: Gift Bag Decoration                      December 9 - 12: Red Christmas Mug 
December 16 - 22: Cookie Plate Decoration              December 16 - 19: Grey Christmas Mug
December 23 & 24: Christmas Cookie Decoration     December 23 & 24: Plush Reindeer 


DO A Holiday Musical Light Show
Now thru December 27

Tropicana Atlantic City knows how to “make the season bright” with their Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter.  The Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sounds of the season.  Daily shows are presented every hour on the hour starting at Noon.  


DO Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Beginning December 12
The holiday season is in full swing as Boardwalk Hall presents Deck the Hall - Festival of Trees.  Sponsored by local businesses, organizations, partners and individuals, over 20 custom decorated holiday trees will be on display throughout the lobby.

DO Social Media

As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for great giveaways including concert tickets, overnight stays, meals and more. 

With first class entertainment, name brand shopping outlets and eclectic dining options, DOing AC free is one of the many ways to enjoy this amazing city.   

In addition to the DO FREE listings here, the Atlantic City casinos and many area establishments also offer free entertainment year round.


For a list of other free and inexpensive ways to enjoy Atlantic City, click here.




About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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