If you are still most of your Christmas shopping  to do next weekend, you'll be in panic mode, so chances are... you plan to hit the stores this weekend to get a jump on things. (If you're one of those people who finished your Christmas shopping in November, I have nothing to say to you because that's just not natural!)

Let me recommend that you leave a little time to enjoy some of the many festive holiday activities planned this weekend in South Jersey, or maybe to see the Straight No Chaser concert or some of the live music on tap.

Here is rundown of some of this weekend's highlights.  Enjoy!


- Straight No Chaser - Caesars, Fri. & Sat. 12/14-15

- Engelbert Humperdinck- Harrah's, Fri. 12/14

- Diva's Do AC Holiday Show - Resorts, select nights thru 12/24

- Legend's in Concert- Bally's, select nights thru the end of the year

- Sandy Benefit : Shiloh Baptist Church, Atlantic City -  The Stylistics headline a full night of R&B acts, Sat 12/15. Admission : a new, unwrapped toy

- A Somers Point Christmas – Fri. 12/14 @7pm Grace Lutheran Church.  Benefits Gateway Theater renovation 609-653-0553

- Festival of Trees – Tuckerton Seaport – Fri 12/7 thru Jan. 6th. 609-296-8868

- Christmas Tree Sale- Northfield Boy Scouts – Burton Ave. Firehouse weekday 3-8pm, weekends 10-8pm. 57th year supporting scouting programs

- Cape May Homespun Holiday traditions. – Cold Spring Village, weekends thru 12/23

- “Winter Sweet” – 3-D light and sound show on the facade of Boardwalk Hall, nightly every 15 minutes from 6-9pm – Atlantic City Boardwalk

- Ocean City's Holiday Spectacular -  The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Fri-Sun, O.C. Music Pier, various times

- Holiday Photos with "Santa Seal" - Marine Stranding Center benefit, brigantine, Fri-Sun various times

- Holiday Model Train display- Shore Mall, EHT

- Diving Santa Claus – Atlantic City Aquarium, Sat. Dec. 15 & 22nd @ 11am Santa in SCUBA gear

- 39th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour - Cape May, Sat. 12/15, 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm

- Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour- Sat. 12/15 5-9pm

-Pictures with Santa in a Lifeboat, Ocean City Boardwalk, Sat. 12.15 noon to 3pm

- Live Nativity display- Galloway, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sat 12/15 5-8pm 609-457-1086

- A Very Merry Victorian Christmas- Galloway, sun 12/16 noon - 4pm Smithville

- Angelus Chorus - Sea Isle City Methodist Church, Sat 12/15 4pm