Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Avenues, North Wildwood. Christmas tree lighting includes music, cookies and hot chocolate, and Santa. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. 609.522.4520 or http://www.herefordlighthouse.org
Wildwoods Convention Center. Cheer Tech presents Spirit National Cheerleading Championships. Competitions will be held 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. Admission is $15 and free for children 3 and under. For more information call 866.52.CHEER or visit http://www.SpiritBrands.org.
Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th & Central Aves); line-up begins at 5 p.m.; parade steps off at 6 p.m. (new time!) at 15th & Central Avenues, then continues South on Pacific Avenue through Wildwood to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade awards will be presented in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the 7:15 p.m. tree lighting ceremony. Trophies will be awarded in these categories: Commercial, Community Service, Marching Bands, and Public Service. (Rain date for parade is Sunday, December 14th with registration at 3 p.m., lineup at 4 p.m., and parade steps off at 5 p.m. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast.) 609.729.5501 or http://www.WildwoodHoliday.com
Continue a family tradition with an exciting holiday celebration filled with fun for the entire family! Attend the Jaycees Christmas Parade on Friday night at 6:00 p.m., followed by a tree lighting ceremony and parade awards ceremony at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:15 p.m. Bring the family inside the Wildwoods Convention Center lobby on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters, photos with Santa, entertainment and much more! For more information call 609.729.9000 or visit http://www.WildwoodHoliday.com for a detailed list of entertainment.
Crest Savings Bank presents "BATTLE AT THE BOARDS" inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. This special one day basketball tournament will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys and girls teams competing in showcase games, starting at 1:30 p.m. Included in the Battle at the Boards are the popular Andrew Alameno Memorial boys and girls island championship games between cross-town rivals Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools. For more information, team schedules and ticket prices, visit http://www.bbclassic.net.
Wildwoods Convention Center. The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament in the country! Call 609.846.2720 for more information or visit http://www.bbclassic.net for team schedules, times, ticket prices, and past results.