‘Pinch the GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run is tomorrow morning

This holiday boardwalk 5K run and 1-mile walk is fun for all ages! Starts at 10 a.m. – rain or shine – with registration at 9 a.m in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits.

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The race route will run south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue, make a turn and head north to 21st Street. Another turn will lead runners back to the Convention Center where refreshments will be served and prizes awarded. Runners and walkers along with their cheering sections can then enjoy the Holiday Bazaar held in the Convention Center. Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For more information call 609.849.8887 or visit http://www.LunchWithLynch.com/pinch to register.

Tonight is the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade

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 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th & Central Aves); line-up begins at 5:30 p.m.; parade steps off at 6 p.m. at 16th & Central Avenues, then continues South on Pacific Avenue through Wildwood to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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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 11 with registration at 4 p.m., lineup at 4:30 p.m., and parade at 5 p.m. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast.) 609.729.5501 or http://www.WildwoodHoliday.com

Wildwoods’ Family Holiday Celebration December 9th and 10th

Come welcome Santa and his helpers as they parade through the Wildwoods

 

The festivities begin Friday evening December 9 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees’ Christmas Parade. Registration begins at 5:00pm at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup begins at 5:30pm and the parade starts promptly at 6:00pm. The rain date is Sunday December 11.

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The festival begins Friday evening following the parade, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Then crowds gather inside the Wildwoods Convention Center to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and acknowledge the parade and the business decorating and lighting contest winners at the Award Ceremony. The celebration continues all day Saturday with family fun, pictures with Santa and holiday bazaar.

The 2016 parade will take place on Friday December 9. Registration will begin at 5:00pm at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup will begin at 5:30pm and the parade will start promptly at 6:00pm. The rain date will be Sunday December 11. Should the parade be postponed due to rain, the start time will be at 5:00pm (4:30pm lineup 4:00pm registration). If the weather is uncertain, tune in to 98.7 the Coast or visit this website for confirmation of whether or not the parade is rescheduled.

Family Fun

The festivities at the Wildwoods Convention Center kick-off with the tree lighting ceremony shortly after the parade. Here is a schedule of events and list of activities that are planned:

2016 Schedule

Friday Evening:

6:00 p.m.
Shopping Bazaar opens at the Wildwoods Convention Center
6:00 p.m.
Christmas Parade (click here for more information about the parade)
7:15 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
8:00 p.m.
Parade award ceremony in the lobby of the Convention Center.

 

Activities

Family Fun

The festivities at the Wildwoods Convention Center kick-off with the tree lighting ceremony shortly after the parade. Here is a schedule of events and list of activities that are planned:

2016 Schedule

Friday Evening:

6:00 p.m.
Shopping Bazaar opens at the Wildwoods Convention Center
6:00 p.m.
Christmas Parade (click here for more information about the parade)
7:15 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
8:00 p.m.
Parade award ceremony in the lobby of the Convention Center.

 

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Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Holiday Bazaar featuring:

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Face Painters
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shopping Bazaar, Children’s Craft Making Table, Stocking Making Table & Holiday Movies
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Balloon Twisting

Gia’s Restaurant will reopen as Mia Mia Raw Bar and Ristorante December 8th, 2016

The former Gia’s restaurant at 3002 Pacific Ave in Wildwood, NJ will reopen this Thursday, December 8th as Mia Mia Raw Bar and Ristorante. Gia’s closed a few months ago when owners Vincent and Beth Chiarella both passed away within 6 weeks of each other. It was a shock to the community!  Mia lost her sister Gia in December of 1998 at the age of 13. 

At the age of 29 after losing everything including her family, Mia Chiarella is moving forward.

Vincent and Beth’s daughter Mia and her boyfriend Joe are the force behind the new up scale restaurant with a fresh look and new menu.

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Chef Mia Chiarella appeared on ABC’s The Taste and Kitchen Casino and will be the executive chef at Mia Mia Raw Bar and Ristorante.

We wish Mia and Joe the best of luck. Opening December 8th, 2016 at 3002 Pacific Ave in Wildwood, NJ. For great food and service visit them and BYOB.