'Tis really getting to be the season in South Jersey, and there are a ton of holiday-related events planned this weekend. We've put together some of our favorites in this week's South Jersey Weekend Happenings... enjoy!

By the way, Lite Rock's16th annual Toys-for Tot-a-Thon happens 7a-7p Friday, Dec. 2 at the Somers Point K-Mart on New Road.

The collection benefits the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive and all of the toys will go to South Jersey kids. Please keep us in mind Friday with a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl!

Atlantic City

- Boardwalk Hall: 2nd annual Festival of Trees, see uniquely decorated tress in Boardwalk Hall lobby, benefiting CASA

- Boardwalk Hall: World Beauty, Fitness & Fashion competition, 5:30p Sat 12/3

- Golden Nugget: Rush tribute band, Fri. 12/2

- Golden Nugget: Michael Bolton, Sat. 12/3

- Tropicana: Eli Young Band, Sat. 12/3

- Borgata: Italian pop band Pooh reunion show, Sat. 12/3

- Tropicana: "Holiday Jubilee-Sounds of the Season", Trop Showroom thru 12/23


Other festive things to do this weekend in South Jersey

Ocean City: Christmas Parade with Santa's arrival, Asbury Ave, 6:30p Fri. 12/2, 609-399-6111

- Egg Harbor City: Tree lighting, 6pm Sat.12/3, in front of library, 100 block of Philadelphia Ave

- Longport: Tree and menorah lighting, 6p Fri. 2/2, 609-823-2731

- Cape May: Tree lighting, 5-9p Fri. 2/2, Rotary Park on Lyle Street

- Smithville: Santa arrives via firetruck, 6:30p Fri.12/2, 609-652-8657

- Vineland: Tree lighting, 6p Fri.12/2, City Hall, 856-794-4011

- Cape May: Cape May Stage presents One Christmas Carol, Fri.12/2 (and thru to 12/31)

- Pleasantville: Tree lighting, 5-8p Fri.12/2, Rec. Center, 400 W. Brighton Ave., 609-484-3603

- Hammonton: Tree lighting, 6p Sat.12/3, Central and Bellevue Ave., 609-567-9014

- Cape May: Candle-Light House Tours, 5:30-8:30p Sat. 12/3

- Ocean City: Annual Train Show, 10a-4p Sat-Sun. 12/2-3, Civic Center, 6th St, 609-399-6111

- Somers Point:  PORCH performances of Dicken's A Christmas Carol, 6-8:30p Sat.12/3, free, 609-653-4991

- Galloway: Absegami High School presents the Broadway musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 6:30p Fri-Sat.12/2-3, and 3p Sun 12/4

- Cape May: Breakfast with Santa on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Sat. 12/3