Holiday Guide

Ye Olde Christmas Walk Ends With Parade in Tuckerton

By Pat Johnson | Nov 08, 2019
Photo by: Pat Johnson SEAT FOR SANTA: The Jolly Old Elf is due back in Tuckerton Borough Hall on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Tuckerton — The annual Ye Olde Tuckerton Christmas Walk in Tuckerton is on Sunday, Dec. 8 this year at an earlier time, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Starting at 3 p.m. visit Santa’s Workshop in borough hall. Besides Santa, there is a small holiday boutique.

Behind the hall and the Atlantic City Jewelry shop are stops on the Tucker’s Train Ride Express, a Christmas tram that takes revelers around decorated Clay and Marine streets.

The First United Methodist Church hosts a live nativity with the holy family surrounded by a camel, sheep and goats. A cookie buffet and hot chocolate is free inside the church. At 4 p.m. a free concert is given by the Oceanaires, an a capella group that sings all the holiday favorites.

The Tuckerton Historical Society holds an open house at Little Borough Hall from 3 to 7 p.m. with free cookies, punch and clam chowder.

A “Parade of Lights” of decorated fire trucks from the Tuckerton Volunteer Fire Co. and other local companies, plus first responder ambulances, ends the evening. No sirens or air horns disturb the night, reserved for only Christmas carols.

The parade begins 7 p.m. and travels from the corner of Third Avenue and Route 539 (North Green Street) and continues down South Green Street to Otis Avenue, and concludes at Marine Street.

Tuckerton merchants will stay open later so residents can do Christmas shopping.The proprietors of Tuckerton Emporium dress in Victorian garb for a Dickens theme, and they will have live entertainment and refreshments.  —P.J.

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