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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Atlantic City!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Atlantic City!

Atlantic City’s Tinseltown Holiday Experience Returns Offering Visitors an Array of Really Festive Events Throughout the Resort All Season Long

November 1, 2023



Karen Martin, 609-449-7154 [email protected]
Phyllis Lacca: 609-344-2400 x204 / cell 609.214.7870
Ben Morris: 609-344-2400 x202 / cell 609.502.6917 [email protected]

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 1, 2023) - Updated November 20 – Atlantic City, voted one of the “25 Best Christmas Towns in the USA” by Travel + Leisure, is the ultimate destination this holiday season with the return of the spectacular Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience. The citywide celebration, now in its second year, offers visitors an array of festive events throughout the resort during the month of December.

“We are thrilled to once again present this experiential holiday celebration to our visitors," said Karen Martin, Director of Communications & Marketing for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). "From the exciting entertainment at our casinos to festive events throughout the resort for all ages, we welcome everyone to come and embrace the spirit of the holiday season.”

Following an assortment of holiday shows scheduled over Thanksgiving weekend, the grand kick off of the Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience takes place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, with a Grand Tree-Lighting Event just off the world-famous Boardwalk at The Yard at Bally's Atlantic City Casino Resort (4:30-6:30pm), along with kickoff celebrations throughout town, including a community tree lighting celebration at O’Donnell Park (6-8pm), the Orange Loop Bar Crawl (starting at 7pm), and Tinseltown Kick-Off Party at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall (7:30pm). 

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3), the City of Atlantic City sponsors a Winter Wonderland Parade (12-2pm), with Kelsey Grammer serving as the grand marshal. That same day, over at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, a Holiday Market & Gingerbread Village will feature vendors, crafters, photos with Santa, and live music (2-5pm).

Amidst the resort’s world-class dining, vibrant nightlife, and exciting attractions, throughout the month of December visitors can enjoy an array of joyful events and celebrations, including a spectacular lineup of entertainment, holiday-themed pop-up lounges at several casinos, a Tinseltown Holiday Cocktail and Mocktail Trail, and festive décor throughout town. Festive displays include a 50-foot holiday tree on the Boardwalk at Showboat, a holiday lightshow at The Quarter at Tropicana, holiday-themed rooms and suites at Ocean Casino, an over-the-top holiday display at the Irish Pub, and much more.

Listed below are some of the happenings taking place across Atlantic City. For comprehensive holiday event listings, visit ACTinseltown.com.  


  • Holiday Musical Lightshow (The Quarter at Tropicana, Through Jan. 2)
  • Showboat’s AC Holiday Extravaganza (Showboat, Nov. 28 tree lighting event, plus family-fun events all season long)
  • Tinseltown Tree Lighting Kickoff Event (The Yard at Bally’s, Dec. 1)
  • Tinseltown Community Tree Lighting Celebration (O’Donnell Park, Dec. 1)
  • Tinseltown Kickoff Party (Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, Dec. 1)
  • Orange Loop Bar Crawl (Orange Loop venues, Dec. 1)
  • Deck the Hall - Festival of Trees (Boardwalk Hall, Dec. 1-31)
  • Tinseltown Holiday Cocktail & Mocktail Trail (Throughout December)
  • Noyes Holiday Market & Gingerbread Village (Noyes Arts Garage, Dec. 2 & 3; ongoing gingerbread display during December)
  • Winter Wonderland Holiday Parade (with grand marshal Kelsey Grammer, Dec. 2; rain date: Dec. 9)
  • Luminary Light Festival (Dec. 9, Absecon Lighthouse)
  • Steel Pier Holiday Wheel (Dec. 9, Steel Pier)
  • Pastry Series with Chef Thaddeus: Holiday Edition (Dec. 9, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
  • Santa’s Hideaway Adventure at Ocean (Dec. 10-24, Ocean Casino Resort)
  • Mistletoe Market (Dec. 16, Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall)
  • Ugly Sweater Jitney Tour (Dec. 16, Multiple Locations)


  • Candy Cane Lounge (Resorts): Featuring a festive atmosphere, candy cane inspired drinks, live music, and more.
  • Holidaze Holiday Pop-Up Bar (Tropicana): Festive spirits and live entertainment.
  • Jingle Bell Bar (Ocean): Themed cocktails, nostalgic décor, and live entertainment.
  • Tipsy Elf (Harrah’s): Eden Lounge transforms into the North Pole, with holiday-inspired drinks and live music.
  • Winter Wonderland (Bally’s): Fun holiday décor, holiday cocktails and drink specials, themed parties and contests, fire pits, live music, and more.


  • Christmas in the Air (Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, Nov. 24-Dec. 24)
  • Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony (Ocean Casino Resort, Nov. 25)
  • Atlantic City Ballet: It’s a Shore Holiday (Caesars Atlantic City, Nov. 25)
  • The Sharpe Family Singers (Resorts Casino Hotel, Nov. 25)
  • Doo Wop Christmas (Tropicana Resort & Casino, Nov. 30)
  • Santa’s Christmas Wonderland (Harrah’s Atlantic City, Dec. 7-10)
  • Il Divo: A New Holiday Tour (Ocean Casino Resort, Dec. 9)
  • Holiday Dreams: A Spectacular Holiday Cirque (Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Dec. 9)
  • A Dickens of a Murder: A Holiday Murder Mystery (Resorts Casino Hotel, Dec. 9)
  • Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland (Tropicana Resort & Casino, Dec. 9 & 10)
  • Swing into Christmas - Benefiting Toys for Toys (Resorts Casino Hotel, Dec. 10)
  • Lindsey Stirling: Snow Waltz Tour (Caesars Atlantic City, Dec. 15)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (Hard Rock, Dec. 15)
  • Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker (Caesars Atlantic City, Dec. 16)
  • Matteo Bocelli (Hard Rock, Dec. 16)
  • The Modern Gentlemen: You Make It Feel Like Christmas (Resorts Casino Hotel, Dec. 16)
  • My Big Gay Italian Christmas (Ocean Casino Resort, Dec. 16)


  • Storybook Land: Just 10 miles outside of Atlantic City, this beloved family attraction transforms into a “Christmas Fantasy with Lights” through Friday, December 30.
  • Historic Smithville transforms into a winter wonderland, including the return of its floating Holiday Light Show, Magical Talking Tree, and Christmas Train (Nov. 23-Jan. 5) and Dickens Festival (Nov. 26-27).

Additionally, now through Dec. 24, visitors have a chance to win an Atlantic City holiday getaway package, including overnight stays, food & beverage credits, spa treatments, and concert tickets. To enter the giveaway, visit AtlanticCityNJ.com.    

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Happy Holidays from The Yard at Bally's with a couple dressed warmly stand outside next to a festive decorated Holiday Tree at Bally's Atlantic City

Women with Candy Canes in hands at the Candy Cane Lounge at Bar One inside Resorts Casino Hotel.

The Jingle Bell Bar Pop Up experience inside Ocean Casino Resort decorated for the Holiday Season.

Caption: Atlantic City’s Tinseltown Holiday Experience returns to the resort with an array of really festive events throughout the destination from December 1 to New Year’s Day. Visitors to the resort can enjoy a spectacular lineup of holiday entertainment, pop-up lounges, a Holiday Market & Gingerbread Village, a Cocktail & Mocktail Trail, and much more. For an updated list of events, visit ACTinseltown.com.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
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 njcrda.com, and follow us on Facebook and X.

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