Why the Jersey Shore is worth a look during the holidays

Things seem pretty quiet on the Jersey Shore for the holidays, compared with the big crowds of summer. But all along the Shore, towns, business districts and homeowners pull out all the stops to light up the dark nights of early winter.

From Smithville in Atlantic County to Cape May at the southern tip of the state, displays celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays help brighten the longest nights of the year.

It’s a good time to visit if you want to see how the Jersey Shore looks to the locals who are lucky enough to call this home year-round.

Absecon, New Jersey. (Bill Barlow/for WHYY)

Since Cape May transforms into a Victorian village each year, we decided to dedicate an entire gallery to this historic resort town.

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The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast in Cape May, N.J.(Photo courtesy of Werner Tedesco)


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