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10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in December 2019

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 5K run, and even specials events for a good cause, 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!

Highlands annual holiday tree lighting

When: Fri, December 6, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Huddy Park, 329 Bay Ave #325, Highlands, NJ

Description: Highlands will be hosting its annual holiday tree lighting ceremonies for all to experience on Friday, December 6 — with the rain date slated for the following day on December 7.

Asbury Park Santa Run 2019

When: Sat, December 7, 10am – 1pm
Where: Stone Pony Asbury Park, 900-978 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: The cold weather may keep some people indoors where it’s warm, but if you’re looking for a challenge to increase your temperature, then check out the Asbury Park Santa Run on Saturday, December 7!

Winter on Broad Street

When: Sun, December 8, 11am – 5pm
Where: Broad Street, Broad St, Red Bank, NJ

Description: The first one last year drew significant crowds, so it makes sense that Winter on Broad Street is coming back to Red Bank for a second go on Sunday, December 8.

The Downtown’s Holiday Bazaar

When: Wed, December 11, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Downtown, 10 W Front St, Red Bank, NJ

Description: It brought out shoppers last year when it was introduced, so The Downtown’s Holiday Bazaar is coming back again this year on Wednesday, December 11.

Magic Of Lights Spectacular 2019

When: various dates & times
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ

Description: One of the area’s most dazzling and unique seasonal events is coming back. The Magic of Lights will be running at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel from November 22 to January 4, 2019, featuring a dazzling lights spectacle featuring some of your favorite holiday scenes.

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s annual holiday Weihnachtsmarkt

When: various dates & times
Where: Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Dine and shop at your leisure with the annual holiday Weihnachtsmarkt that’ll be held at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten on select dates this fall! Beginning on November 29 and running through until December 22, Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Weihnachtsmarkt will have several vendors in attendance at its rooftop!

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar 2019

When: various dates & times
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Even though the temperatures have been dropping to indicate fall’s presence, things are going to be heating up when the Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar revs back up for the holiday season.

The Prep’s Winter Fest 2019

When: Tue, December 17, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown, NJ

Description: Music is in the air, especially with the holidays coming up. And that’s exactly why you should check out The Prep’s Winter Fest on Tuesday, December 17, which is an event that features performances by the talented students from the training studio.

7th annual Highlands Holiday Lights

When: Fri, December 20, 5pm – 10pm
Where: Highlands, NJ

Description: The holidays can be a competitive time for some people, especially when it means setting up the best holiday lights. Well then, you’ll want to participate or even just be a spectator for the 7th annual Highlands Holiday Lights event, which is slated for Friday, December 20.

The Asbury’s ugly sweater party

When: Sat, December 21, 9pm – Sun, December 22, 2am
Where: The Asbury Hotel, 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Nothing says December than an ugly sweater party, which is exactly what’s going to happen at The Asbury on Saturday, December 21.

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