Be On LBI Time: Merry & Bright on the South End

Hey there all of you fabulous LBI lovers! As we’re just a little over two weeks out from Christmas,  the holiday spirit continues to burn merry and bright here on your favorite sandbar!

Just after Thanksgiving, we saw Santa and Mrs. Claus make their 2016 LBI debuts on the north end in Barnegat Light. Last weekend, they served as the stars of the 37th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade. This weekend, they continue to make their way through paradise as Beach Haven rocks out with a day-long celebration that only the Queen City could pull off.

A quick word of advice – it’s going to be a frigid few days here on LBI – so bundle up tight and bring your best holly, jolly, merry and bright.

Saturday, December 10:

Beach Haven Holiday Events. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: ‘Spot a Holiday Character’ Beginning at Regenerate and ending at Fantasy Island 12 Noon: Holiday Dog parade in Veteran’s Park. Prizes. Raindate, Sun. 11. 7 to 9 p.m.: Community Arts Program/Borough of Beach Haven Tree Lighting at Veteran’s Park followed by Santa’s arrival, cocoa, cookies and music in historic LBI Museum.

Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Annual Christmas Tree Sale: 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Fresh-cut Pennsylvania Douglas firs. Price range is $20 for table tops up to $90 for 12- to 13-footers. Free local delivery is offered. Firefighters will be on hand to assist people fitting the trees into their vehicle. For more information visit


Beach Haven First Aid Squad Toys to Tots Drop-Off Site. The mission of the Toys For Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Persons wishing to donate a new, unwrapped toy may drop it off any time at the collection box under the covered entrance of the Beach Haven First Aid Squad building on Central Avenue. in Ship Bottom.

So grab your tinsel and tassle, your jingle and jangle and all of the silver bells you can muster, and we’ll see you soon to Be ON LBI Time!

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