The days may seem shorter due to winter quickly approaching with each passing, but know that there are several events happening in December that are sure to keep you warm and in the spirit of the holiday season!
With that in mind, we present to you our list of 10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in December. From crafts related events, to a bar crawl, and even specials events where your favorite pets can snap a photo with Santa, there’s at least one event in our guide that should be of interest to you.
Better yet, there are a few event below that happen on multiple days throughout the month. Check them out and click each header for more details!
3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
When: December 1st & 2nd
Where: Phoenix Productions, 59 Chestnut St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: Crafts enthusiasts listen up! You’ll want to check out the 3rd annual Holiday Craft Fair with Phoenix Productions that’s being held on December 1st & 2nd.
Pints, Pups, and Pawtraits with Santa
When: Sun, December 2, 1pm – 5pm
Where: Bradley Brew Project, 714 Main St, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Description: Join Home Free Animal Rescue for its upcoming pints, pups, and pawtraits with Santa event on Sunday, December 2nd, over at Bradley Brew Project in Bradley Beach!
Magic of Lights
When: December 1st to December 30th
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Description: The holidays are here! And there’s no better place to experience the magic and dazzle of the season than at the “Magic of Lights” over at PNC Bank Arts Center.
Christmas at The Historical Village at Allaire
When: Sun, December 9, 11am – 4pm
Where: Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ 07727
Description: Christmas at The Historic Village at Allaire is coming, which means that there are going to be a ton of fun and exciting things going on for it on Sunday, December 9th!
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 23rd
Where: Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Why not enjoy shopping, food, entertainment, and much more all in one place? That’s what you can expect from the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s annual Holiday Weihnachtsmarkt, which will be running on various dates throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Winter on Broad Street
When: Sun, December 9, 11am – 7pm
Where: Red Bank, NJ, USA
Description: Winter may not be officially here just yet, but Red Bank is definitely ready for the occasion with an exciting upcoming event on Sunday, December 9th, dubbed “Winter on Broad Street.”
Asbury Park Santa Run 2018
When: Sat, December 8, 10am – 1pm
Where: Stone Pony Asbury Park, 900-978 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: It’s the running of the Santas! In its third year, the Asbury Park Santa Run makes its return on Saturday, December 8th, where participants run (or walk) a 5K course to support local non-profit Lunch Break, and will followed afterwards by an after party!
SantaCon Crawl 2018
When: Sat, December 8, 1pm – 5pm
Where: Asbury Ale House Sports Bar & Grille, 531 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: If pub crawls are your kind of thing, then you may want to consider participating in SantaCon Crawl 2018, which ie being held in Asbury Park on Saturday, December 8th.
Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar 2018
When: various dates until December 23rd
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: It’s almost that time of the year when the Convention Center in Asbury Park transforms into a lush bazaar! The Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar makes its return starting on Saturday, November 24th, featuring one vendors ranging from jewelry, art, home goods, and much more! It’ll be running on various dates until December 23rd.
Santa Paws pet photos with The Brodie Fund
When: Sun, December 16, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Dark City Brewing Company, 801 2nd Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: There are plenty of opportunities to have your pets meet Santa Paws! Case in point, another chance will come on Sunday, December 16th, with The Brodie Fund hosting this event where you favorite pets can snag pictures with Santa over at Dark City Brewing Company in Asbury Park, NJ!