I love Asbury Park, and definitely love heading there during the holidays.

The town announced a huge schedule of events, running from the day after Thanksgiving straight through New Year's Day.

Friday, November 29th

  • Free Movie Screening of National Lampoon’s "Christmas Vacation". Doors open at 7pm; film begins at 7:30pm. (Paramount Theatre) 

Saturday, November 30th

  • A Grand Tree Lighting Event: Doors open at 5:30pm; tree lighting takes place at 6:45pm. (Grand Arcade)
  • Holiday Bazaar Kick-Off Weekend and Small Business Saturday: 11am to 10pm. (Convention Hall)
  • The Wizards of Winter Holiday Rock Event - 10th Anniversary Tour: Doors open at 7:30pm; show begins at 8:30pm - tickets required (Paramount Theatre)

Sunday, December 1st

  • Holiday Bazaar Kick-Off Weekend (continues): 11am to 6pm. (Convention Hall)
  • Photos with Santa: Beginning December 1st and continuing each Sunday through December 22nd from Noon to 3pm. (Grand Arcade)

Friday, December 6th

Saturday, December 7th

Sunday, December 8th

  • Holiday Bazaar: 11am to 6pm. (Grand Arcade & Convention Hall)
  • Photos with Santa: Sundays through December 22nd, Noon to 3pm. (Grand Arcade)
  • Jody Joseph Student Christmas recital: Noon to 5pm. (The Stone Pony)

Friday, December 13th

  • Free Movie Screening of "A Christmas Story": Doors open at 7pm; film begins at 7:30pm. (Paramount Theatre)

Saturday, December 14th

Sunday, December 15th

  • Holiday Bazaar: 11am to 6pm. (Grand Arcade & Convention Hall)
  • Photos with Santa - Sundays through December 22nd, Noon to 3pm. (Grand Arcade)
  • Beach Music Studios Student Recital (The Stone Pony)

Monday, December 16th

  • 3rd Avenue Pavilion’s Annual Holiday Bazaar: 5pm to 9pm. (3rd Avenue Pavilion)

Friday, December 20th

  • Free Movie Screening of "It’s A Wonderful Life": Doors open at 7pm; film begins at 7:30pm. (Paramount Theatre)
  • LaBamba's Holiday Hurrah: Classic holiday music and LaBamba favorites - Doors open at 7pm. - tickets required (Stone Pony)

Saturday, December 21st

Sunday, December 22nd

  • Holiday Bazaar: 11am to 6pm. (Grand Arcade)
  • Photos with Santa - Sundays through December 22nd, Noon to 3pm. (Grand Arcade) 

Saturday, December 28th

  • Michael Carbonaro: Bizarre antics and mind-boggling magic: Doors open at 6pm; show begins at 7pm. - tickets required (Paramount Theatre)
  • Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market - Over 125 vendors featuring vinyl, music equipment, jewelry and more, plus local bands and a fully stocked bar: 10am to 5pm; tickets required - $10 for early birds, $5 after 11am. (Convention Hall)

Wednesday, January 1st

  • Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge – Annual charity event held at the beach with an after party in the Grand Arcade - Check-in begins at 10am; plunge starts at 1pm. (Beach and Grand Arcade)

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