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There are hundreds of awards dedicated to a lifetime of achievement and, of course, those who devote themselves to the betterment of their community, whether that be through service, art or brainpower, are worthy of praise. That said, at Atlantic City Weekly we like to give a pat on the back… Read more


Nothing screams bravery — or insanity — quite like stripping down to your bathing suit and plunging into the Atlantic Ocean in the winter cold. On New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, the Atlantic City Polar Bear Club welcome the new year with the 26th annual Polar Bear Plunge, taking place outside of Re… Read more


People tend to make allowances over the holidays. On Thanksgiving one may throw the stringent diet out the window and take on three helpings of mashed potatoes. For St. Patrick's day some may wear a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" shirt knowing full well they're not. Come Halloween another may wear a f… Read more

  • By Pamela Dollak

This Saturday, Dec. 10, Bally’s Atlantic City will launch the city’s first-ever Santa photo op for adults. From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., you can — gulp! — “Sit on Sexy Santa’s Lap” at Wild Wild West. There will be a “sexy” Santa for the ladies and a “sexy” Mrs. Claus for dudes. Read more

  • By Ryan Loughlin

Holiday movies hold a special place in the hearts of many. Unlike a lot of films that may be viewed once and quickly forgotten, a well-made holiday film often gets dubbed a “classic” — which means it will be watched again and again, year after year. In a way, a classic holiday film becomes a… Read more

You and your family will stare on in fascination as tiny trains race around the tracks during Ocean City’s annual train show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Read more

  • Jacklyn McQuarrie

Bring your beautiful — or not-so-beautiful — vocal talent to the Atlantic City boardwalk for a good ol’ fashioned holiday sing-along Saturday, Dec. 3. Read more

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Entertainment in Atlantic City takes many forms. From the sentimental warmth of a live Christmas show to the raunchy, carnal pleasures offered by the strip clubs, the options on any given night in this town are plentiful to say the least. Read more


It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. And that means decorating. Whether you’re someone who revels in taping up tinsel and dusting off those old nutcrackers, or a reluctant tree trimmer, holiday decorations are a must for anyone who doesn’t wish to be labeled a Scrooge. Read more

  • By Jacklyn McQuarrie

Prep for second — or third — helpings at Ocean City’s Fast and Furriest 5K Turkey Trot Thursday, Nov. 24, which benefits the Humane Society of Ocean City. Registration is at 7 a.m. at 18th Street and Haven Avenue. The 5K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. followed by a 1-Mile Fun Run for kids ages 14 and… Read more


During this holiday season, there’s no reason to sit around and watch everyone else have fun. Atlantic County offers a host of things to do — from concerts and tree lightings to ballets and brunches with Santa. Read more



Founder and director of Asbury Shorts Doug LeClaire describes the portion of the Academy Awards that honors short films as “the part when you got up to make a sandwich.” Though largely ignored, short films are a huge part of the filmmaking scene, which is why in 1981 LeClaire and a few other… Read more


Golden Nugget Atlantic City has always been on the cutting edge as far as entertainment is concerned. They have consistently brought in some of the biggest names in live music and stand-up comedy, and their recent addition of online gaming with live dealers has shown them to be ahead of the … Read more