The last weekend before Christmas is the time for most to finish their holiday shopping and for me to consider beginning mine.

With Christmas still days away, I don't technically look at this as the last minute just yet, so talk to me on Tuesday.

Here's a look at some of the fun things you can see and do this weekend in South Jersey. Christmas lights displays, holiday house tours and the classical dancing of The Nutcracker are just a few of your options for fun. Bring on the South Jersey Weekend Happenings and Merry Christmas!

Atlantic City -

- Claridge Hotel: The Atlantic City Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Fri-Sun 12/18-20

- Boardwalk Hall: The Festival of Trees, thru 1/4/16

- Golden Nugget: The 60's and 70's musical tribute Groovin', Fri. 12/18

- Moose Lodge: Boogie Nights at the A.C. Moose fundraiser, Sat. 12/19

- The Palm: A Dickens of a Murder, Sun. 12/20

- Borgata: Comics Rondell Sheridan, Mike Aronin & Bruce Smirnoff, Music Box,  Sun-Thurs 12/20-24

Other fun things to do this weekend -

- Ocean City: The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents The Swingin' Into the Holidays Christmas Spectacular, Fri-Sun 12/18-20, Music Pier

- Sea Isle: The self-guided Holiday House Tour, benefiting Volunteer Medicine in Cape May Co., Fri 12/18 from 6-9p

- Ocean City: PBA Kickoff Weekend Basketball Tournament, Ocean City High School gym, Sat-Sun 12/19-20

- Cape May: An Old Fashioned Christmas Exhibit at Emlen Physick Estate and Holiday House Tour, thru 1/2/16

- Egg Harbor Township: Star Wars 7 Pre-Premeire Celebration, Fri 12/18 from 5:45-8p, Atlantic Co. Library, 1 Swift Drive

- Mays landing: Cookies With Santa, hosted by the VFW Post 200, Rt. 50, Sat. 12/19 from 11-1p, 609-287-5670

- Cold Spring Village: An Old Fashioned Gingerbread Christmas, Sat. 12/19

- Smithville: Holiday Light Show on the lake, Sat-Sun thru 12/26

- Richland: The Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club's 31st annual Holiday Open House, Sat-Sun 12/19-20

- Brigantine: Holiday Storytime and Sing-Along, Brigantine Library, Fri. 12/18 at 10:30am

- Sea Isle: Brunch With Santa, VFW Post 1963, Sun 12/20

- Egg Harbor City: 'Frozen' Holiday Ball, Renault Winery, Sun 12/20

- Millville: Judy Collins, Levoy Theatre, Fri. 12/18

- Millville: Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute "Twelve Twenty-Four", Levoy Theatre, Sat.12/19

- Ventnor: Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Sat. 12/19 from 9-noon, Educational Community Complex