The holiday lights will be lit on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 26th, 2008. This is a longstanding tradition in town and can be seen on the all along the boulevard. While obviously it will be a little early for the prom goers and summer vacation renters the Seaside nightlife will be expected to be bustling as it is one of their busiest nights.
Seaside Heights has a vast team that oversees the large operation and are among the many excited for this event. A quote from Public Relations Director Peter Smith
If you thought 2007 was over-the-top, wait until you see 2008!
First Night Ocean County
Also coming up in the Seaside Heights winter extravaganza is New Year’s Eve day on the Boardwalk for “First Night Ocean County”. Come out for a non-alcoholic evening of festivities.
First Night Ocean County will also see a fireworks display beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the boardwalk (weather conditions permitting). All times and shows are subject to change. says the B.I.D.
The Seaside Heights boardwalk is a hub of family fun on New Year’s Eve Day, with an “amazing” amount of people, says boardwalk businessman Wayne Cimorelli, a member and past chair of the Business Improvement District, which is the sponsor of First Night Ocean County. The comments were made during one of the many meetings held to plan this and other winter events.
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District website says,
Join us for New Year’s Eve on Wednesday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights. There’ll be entertainment, prizes, and lots of surprises. Bracelets will be on sale for $5.00 at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall or any of the participating arcades. Present your First Night Bracelet to pick up a Seaside Heights Passport at any participating venue to be eligible to win a gift basket worth over $500.00!!
According to Maria Maruca, the BID Executive Director, the marketing plan is such to inform people that Seaside Heights doesn’t “close”, and things like the light display, First Night Ocean County and February 28th’s New Jersey Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge are examples of year round family fun in the Borough.
Looks like there is plenty to do in and around Seaside Heights this holiday season. Don’t forget while you are down here to schedule some time to check out Surfside Condominiums at Seaside Heights for prom and group rentals during May and early June, and summer family rental season throughout the summer!