Atlantic City Press Release
For Immediate Release: November 12, 2009
Atlantic City Draws Visitors with Signature Winter Events
For the ACCVA:
Michael Bruckler, 609-449-7125
Elaine Zamansky, 609-449-7166
Karen Martin, 609-449-7126
For Lou Hammond & Associates:
Emily Santos or Korin Lamourt, 212-308-8880
Visitors will head to Atlantic City for the holidays and plenty of winter fun this season. The resort will host a variety of events, from candlelit Victorian home tours to visits from Santa, and a classic holiday ballet. Add a non-alcoholic New Year’s celebration, art, theater, and museums, and there is something for every member of the family.
If you are planning to visit Atlantic City and want more information, call the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority at 1-888-AC-VISIT (228-4748) or visit http://www.atlanticcitynj.com.
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ. 609-348-7000, http://www.boardwalkhall.com. Tickets for events held at Boardwalk Hall are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, http://www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-736-1420.
- Paul Williams vs. Sergio Martinez – Paul Williams, former Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight champion, will take on WBC Jr. Middleweight king Sergio Martinez in the Ballroom on Saturday, December 5, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $300, $200, $100 and $50. Presented by Caesars Atlantic City.
- A New Year Gospel Celebration on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at 5 p.m.- Start your new year off right with a rousing and inspirational contemporary gospel celebration featuring Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond and J Moss. Tickets are priced at $65, $50 and $35.
- Indoor Auto Racing returns on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2010, beginning at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Len Sammons Motorsports Productions presents the 8th Annual “Gambler’s Classic” for the Three Quarter Midgets/600cc Micro-Sprints. Ticket prices vary. For more information visit http://www.aarn.com or call 609-888-3618.
Atlantic City and Regional Events
- Absecon Lighthouse, 31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. (609) 449-1360, http://www.abseconlighthouse.org.
- A Victorian Holiday Gathering takes place on Saturday, December 12 at 6 p.m. Gather at the Lighthouse for light refreshments, holiday cheer, sing alongs, and tree lighting to get you in the spirit. Ticket price is $25.
- Happy Birthday, Absecon Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was first lit on January 15, 1857 so it’s time to celebrate over 150 years at the Jersey shore. You’ll be treated to cake and a free climb of the 171-foot-tall tower, the tallest in New Jersey. Festivities begin after 1 p.m. on Friday, January 15. Admission is free.
- The Atlantic City Art Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for major holidays. Admission and parking are free. It is located on Garden Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and New Jersey Avenue. For more information, call (609) 347-5837 or visit http://www.acartcenter.org.
- Winter Membership Show is featured in December.
- Atlantic City Free Public Library, One North Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, http://www.acfpl.org.
- Exploring and Appreciating the Creative World of Jazz takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16. The Hassan Abdullah Quintet will cover jazz music from the 1950s to today, combining a live performance with a historical overview of that period. The event is free and for people of all ages.
- Atlantic City Free Public Library's 22nd annual Kwanzaa program takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 26, at the All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Avenue. The program will feature a performance by the nationally renowned Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Spectators will be treated to an electrifying blend of ancestral dancing, intensified drumming and stilt walking, all while dressed in traditional African style. The event is free and for people of all ages.
- Cape May, NJ, Events are sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, ext. 185, http://www.capemaymac.org.
- 36th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour takes place on Saturday, December 5, 12, and 19, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This self-guided tour features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Includes admission to the Physick Estate and the Carriage House Gallery. Ticket prices are $25 Adults, and $20 Children (ages 3-12).
- Cape May Wine Weekend: Triple your delight by combining a Wine Tasting Dinner, Winery Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting Class for a weekend of total indulgence. The weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 18 with a four-course dinner at the Washington Inn featuring wines themed to the Sunday Wine School Class. On Saturday, December 19 at 3 p.m., visit the Cape May Winery for a tour of the vineyard, an introduction to the winemaker’s art, and a barrel tasting with cheese and fruit. On Sunday, December 20 at 1 p.m., learn the finer points of fine wines at a Wine School Class at the Washington Inn. The complete package is $135 per person.
- The Looking Glass Mysteries: The Problem of Remington's Mummy, takes place on Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 2010. The Looking Glass Mysteries is a series of nonstop, think-on-your-feet investigations into some very unusual crimes. Sign up for a weekend-long adventure looking for clues and explanations as you thread your way through a maze of poisons and red herrings. Overnight packages include all activities and accommodations for two nights and start at $347 per person and price is based upon room selection (standard, deluxe and super deluxe).
- The Historic Towne of Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, NJ. 609-748-6160, http://www.smithvillenj.com.
- Holiday Light Show - Watch in wonderment as more than 100 Christmas trees, magically floating on Lake Meone, light up to rhythm of playing music in an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across the lake. Takes place Thursday- Sunday from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., from December 3, 2009 – January 3, 2010. Plus, every weekend in December enjoy the Christmas Train from 10 a.m. until closing, a Magical Talking Tree from 12-5 p.m., and Story Time with Mrs. Claus from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Ocean City, NJ. For more information, call 609-525-9300.
- New Year’s Eve is more than confetti and a countdown at the First Night Celebration, in Ocean City, Thursday, December 31, starting at 4 p.m. This nonalcoholic celebration features more than 60 family programs at 15 locations throughout town. First Night kicks off at the Music Pier with face painting, crafts and a revue performance. Activities throughout the night include free rides at Wonderland Pier, comedians, magic shows and concerts. First Night concludes with fireworks at midnight. First Night admission buttons are $14 and may be purchased at the City Hall Annex or at http://www.firstnightocnj.com.
- The Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lilly Lake Road, Oceanville, NJ. 609-652-8848, http://www.noyesmuseum.org. Admission to the Noyes Museum is $4 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Children under age 6 are admitted free of charge. Hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
- Holiday Party and Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 4 from 5-8 p.m.A festive holiday party including an opening reception to view the latest works by the Noyes Museum of Art’s Associate members, meet the artists, sample refreshments and shop during the holiday sale in the museum gift shop. Ticket price is the regular admission fee for the museum.
- Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ. 609-965-2111, http://www.renaultwinery.com.
- Enjoy a Sounds of the Season Holiday Dinner Concert in the Renault Grand Ballroom on Saturday, December 12, with a cocktail reception 6:30 p.m., followed by a four-course gourmet dinner at 7 p.m. The famed Tuscany Singers return to Renault for the celebrated annual Dinner Concert that has become a tradition of heralding in the holiday season. Reservations requested. $69.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.
- On Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19, it’s “A Christmas Carol” Dinner Theatre in the Renault Grand Ballroom. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. (children’s menu is available). Enjoy a productionof Charles Dickens' classic tale of greed and redemption that the whole family will enjoy. Reservations requested. $54.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.
- Come on down to The Great American Game Showin the Tuscany Ballroom, Tuscany House Hotel, on Saturday, January 23, 2010. A cocktail reception is at 6:30 p.m., followed by a three course gourmet dinner at 7 p.m. Members of the audience have a chance to play their favorite game shows including parodies of “Price is Right,” “Jeopardy,” and “Wheel of Fortune,” among others, and win prizes from a bottle of Renault wine or champagneto an overnight stay for two at The Tuscany House Hotel. $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.
- Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Pomona, NJ. For more information on any of the Stockton performances, or for a year-round schedule, call the box office at (609) 652-9000 or visit www.stockton.edu/pac.
- Sister’s Christmas Catechism takes place on Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. It’s “CSI” meets Bethlehem! The infamous Sister of Late Nite Catechism is back and on the case, solving the greatest story never told: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. Ticket prices are $40 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, $35 Senior Orchestra, $20 Senior Mezzanine (age 60 and above), and $10 Children (under 12 with adult ticket).
- South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert blows into Stockton on Monday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is titled “A Holiday to Remember.” Ticket price is $10 General Admission.
- Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker takes place on Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 12, at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Using Tchaikovsky’s romantic score, “The Nutcracker” features colorful scenery, period costumes, and a cast of nearly one hundred. Ticket prices are $35 Orchestra, $20 Mezzanine, $30 Senior Orchestra, $15 Senior Mezzanine (age 60 and above), and $10 Children (under 12 with adult ticket).
- Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s “Rediscovering America” takes place on Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m., with a Conversation with the Conductor at 1 p.m. on the Main Stage. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony Brass Quintet connects the audience with sounds familiar to Americans from across the generations. Ticket prices are $25 Adults and Seniors, and $15 Children (under 12 with adult ticket).
- Tuckerton Seaport, Route 9, half mile south of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 539, historic Tuckerton, NJ. 609-296-8868, http://www.tuckertonseaport.org.
- Holiday House Tour is the perfect time to visit charming and festively decorated Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor homes. Guests will also be treated to refreshments, holiday punch, a visit from Santa and a display of “Holiday’s through the Decades; Trains, Trees and Treasures” in the Seaport’s Lighthouse. A self-guided map is provided. Ticket price is $15.
- Christkindlmarkt takes place on Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas featuring holiday crafts and gifts.Sip hot mulled cider, enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire, sing-a-long with strolling carolers, children's rides, ice cutting demonstrations, horse drawn cart, entertainment, decoy carvers, crafters, vendors, food and refreshments, plus wine tasting by Valenzano Winery.
The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority serves as the destination's principal marketing arm, stimulating economic growth through convention, business and leisure tourism development. The Authority oversees the management of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. The Authority is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. For complete Atlantic City information, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com.
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