Downtown Christmas celebration

Local merchants and the Chamber of Commerce will kick off the Christmas season 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 with an old-fashioned celebrationtitled "Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue." For information call 800-BEACH-NJ.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be offered 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26 in Ocean City. Saturday's event will be held at Sunrise Cafe at 1200 Asbury Ave., and Sunday's breakfast will be at Arlene's on Asbury, 624 Asbury Ave. For a full schedule of Santa weekend breakfast events through Dec. 23 see oceancityvacation.com.

Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa will be offered noon-3 p.m. weekends from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23. Santa will be in an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard boat at the Music Pier. For information call 800-BEACH-NJ.

Christmas Parade

The Christmas Parade will step off 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The parade will go along Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street. To register to participate see ocnj.us/christmas-parade. For information call 609-399-6111.

Tree of Warmth

The Colony Club of Ocean City and the Ocean City Library will sponsor a "Tree of Warmth" from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15. Club members and residents are asked to bring new or gently used warm scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens for men, women and children to decorate the tree, which will be set up in the lobby of the Community Center. All items will be donated to the Clothes Closet.

OCHS Crew Designer Bag Bingo

Ocean City High School crew will hold a designer bag bingo fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. James Church Memorial Hall, 17 S. Newport Ave., Ventnor. Doors open 6 p.m., and games begin at 7. Prizes will include 14 bags from Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade and more. There will also be a 50-50, raffles and door prizes, plus free coffee and tea. Desserts will be for sale. Admission is $35. Free admission for one plus reserved table with purchase of 10 admission tickets. To reserve tickets call Sandy at 856-361-8466 or email centronesandra@yahoo.com

Exchange Club gala

The Exchange Club of Ocean City will hold its 70th annual gala 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th St. Tickets are $70 and include surf-and-turf dinner, refreshments and live entertainment by the Billy Walton Band. Black-tie optional. Call Frank at 609-602-0985 or email frankfav66@gmail.com.

Trip to Winterthur Museum and dinner

A bus trip is set at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 to the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, sponsored by the Ocean City Eastern Star. Cost is $99 for a round trip bus, tickets to the museum and a dining voucher. Resevations required by Nov. 22. For more information, call Meredithe 609-545-0757.

Holiday book sale

The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library hold a holiday book sale 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library. For more information, go to http://friendsvolunteersocfpl.com.

Knights headed to Tropicana

The Knights of Columbus of Ocean City are sponsoring a bus trip to Tropicana Atlantic City on Dec. 12. Cost is $25 per person, which includes the Christmas show and $15 in money for slots. Bus will leave St. Augustine Church, 13th Street and Wesley Avenue, at 11 a.m. and will leave Tropicana at 5:45 p.m. Make checks payable to Knights of Columbus. Call Joe Lang at 609-398-9037 for reservations.

Christmas luncheon at The Flanders

The Cape-Atlantic Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13 at The Flanders Hotel, featuring Sue Duffield. Light refreshments, socializing and shopping are planned from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Duffield is a singer, songwriter, humorist and former radio personality. Menu choice of stuffed chicken breast or eggplant napoleon. For questions or to make a reservation, call 609-545-0757

Free horse and carriage rides

Enjoy an free old-fashioned horse and carriage ride down Asbury Avenue on Saturday and Sundays from Nov. 18 to Dec. 17. Route starts in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

American Legion Sunday breakfasts

Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring eggs, potatoes, pancakes, French toast, sausage, milk, juice and coffee on the first and third Sundays of every month beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $6 fort adults and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit veterans' projects.

Breakfast at the VFW

Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6650, 1501 Bay Ave., holds a public breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The spread includes pancakes, potatoes, scrambled eggs, creamed beef with warm biscuits, a choice of breakfast meat (typically bacon or a sausage patty), pastries or cake, milk, regular and decaffeinated coffee, orange juice and iced water. Hot tea is also available. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Knights of Columbus meetings

The Ocean City Knights of Columbus Council 2560 meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Culliney Hall in St. Frances Cabrini Church, Second Street and Atlantic Avenue. New members or transfers from other councils are welcome. Call Grand Knight Russ Schleider at 609-970-6868 or Deputy Grand Knight Stephen Van Natten at 610-217-4775 for more information.

American Legion weekly lunch

The Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 holds a lunch noon-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The spread includes assorted hoagies, sandwiches and salads with potato salad, chips and desert. The lunch is $6, and drinks are $1 extra. All are welcome. Proceeds benefit veterans projects.

TED Talks at the library

Free TED Talks are presented 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Ocean City Free Public Library, in the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. The talks feature experts in a variety of fields, a video presentation and an open discussion. For information call Julie Brown at 609-399-2434, ext. 5222, or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

'Wild West' photo exhibit

Images from photographer Adam Taylor's travels out west are on display in the Ocean City Arts Center, in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. Taylor, a Williamstown native, took the pictures on a trip to Humboldt County, California. The exhibit runs through May. For information see oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628. The Arts Center is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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