The holiday spirit has arrived in Atlantic City! As one of Travel + Leisure’s “25 Best Christmas Towns in the USA”, Atlantic City welcomes all to partake in the city’s holiday-themed celebrations and shopping festivities. The happiest of holidays has begun!

Holiday Festivities:

Gather your group and experience Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall’s Deck the Halls – Festival of Trees, a charitable event in support of Court Appointed Special Advocates – CASA for Children of Atlantic, Cape May, and Camden Counties. With free admission, take a stroll through the lobby to see custom-decorated holiday trees and the unique stories resembled in each tree.

Head over to Tropicana Atlantic City for their annual light show at The Quarter. Gather around the fountain and watch the Old Havana-inspired interior transform into a winter wonderland! This magical show begins at each hour every day in December.

Tropicana Atlantic City The Quarter 2

Take a short trip from Atlantic City and discover how Historic Smithville Village is celebrating the holiday season. Festive and quaint, the Smithville Shops offer unique homemade gifts, perfect for the upcoming holidays. As the sun sets, the holiday lights brighten up and the Christmas village comes alive, literally! Next to the Smithville Train, an oversized Christmas tree from Santa’s private forest awakens to talk with you and your family. To end the night, watch the Light Show on Lake Meone as the miniature Christmas trees dance the night away to synchronized holiday music.

Historic Smithville Village Light Show on The Lake

Renault Winery’s Vinter Wonderland returns for the ultimate holiday experience. This winter festival welcomes all to savor the season with offerings ranging from ice skating to holiday-inspired dining accommodations. Cozy up with friends and family in a Private Champagne Igloo where you can sip on seasonal cocktails and explore the magic within Vinter Wonderland.

Renault Winery's Vinter Wonderland Ice Skating 2

Festive Pop-Ups:

Drink, cheers, and be merry at Atlantic City’s holiday pop-up bars! At our casino resorts, a variety of holiday-inspired festivities will be available at each pop-up bar.

The North Pole has arrived in Atlantic City at The Tipsy Elf! Located in Harrah’s Atlantic City at Eden Lounge, guests can try holiday-inspired drinks and participate in “12 Bites of Christmas”, a tasty 12-stop mission to try savory bites throughout the property.
The Yard at Bally’s Atlantic City has transformed its indoor/outdoor venue into a Winter Wonderland. With live weekend entertainment and holiday-inspired beverages, Winter Wonderland at The Yard is truly magical this holiday season. Pro tip: Order the Don’t-Hog-the-Nog cocktail and sit by the outdoor firepit!

Winter Wonderland at The Yard at Bally's Atlantic City

Make this holiday sweet at Candy Cane Lounge, located at Resorts Atlantic City. The holiday themed bar features candy cane beverages, live weekend entertainment, and professional holiday dancers! Sip on a Mistletoe Martini while enjoying the holiday spirit throughout Candy Cane Lounge.

Gift Guide:

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Check everyone off your list with our favorite gift ideas:

  • Handcrafted Ornaments by Mudgirls Studios, a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering disadvantaged women through art ceramics.

Mudgirls Studios Xmas Ornament

  • Ground or whole bean coffee blends by Hayday Coffee, Atlantic City’s first independent coffee shop.

Hayday Coffee 1

  • Atlantic City Merchandise from HomeGrown AC, a locally owned clothing store specializing in Atlantic City apparel and gifts.

Homegrown AC Ornament

From citywide holiday festivities to unique gifts, Atlantic City is the ultimate destination for everything merry and bright. It’s the most wonderful time of year in Atlantic City!