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Find fun Atlantic City, New Jersey events

Atlantic City has always been about entertainment, but in recent years, the city has become a must-stop location for popular Jersey shore events such as top musical acts in concert, championship boxing matches, celebrity sightings, family-friendly Boardwalk Hall events, and more.

Whether you’re traveling to AC for vacation, a sporting event or a conference or meeting, you’ll find a full calendar of Jersey shore events, with a variety of Boardwalk Hall events and Atlantic City attractions to choose from throughout the year. Use the options below to search for upcoming Atlantic City concerts, comedy shows, festivals and more. Click on event listings for tickets, venue location and other details.

Find information about Atlantic City, New Jersey events on the Boardwalk Hall calendar and the Convention & Tradeshow Calendar or browse the upcoming events below.

Select a date for a snapshot view of great Jersey shore events for that day. 

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98 Degrees Christmas Show
The iconic boyband, 98 Degrees is making its way to Borgata this winter for a Christmas special! Featuring Dancing with The Stars brothers, Drew and Nick Lachey, 98 Degrees is coming to Atlantic City to perform some of your holiday favorites as well as their hits! Don't miss them December 15 in The Music Box!
98 Degrees Christmas Show
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A Magical Cirque Christmas
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages, A Magical Cirque Christmas is coming to The Concert Venue on Saturday, December 15! With breathtaking magic, astonishing circus acts and cheerful Christmas carols, A Magical Cirque Christmas boasts the most spectacular holiday performance around!
A Magical Cirque Christmas
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Atlantic City Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, one of ballet’s treasured classics, tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.
Atlantic City Ballet Presents
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Atlantic City Comedy Club
Jared Freid is a NYC based comedian wo has been featured on Tru TV’s “NFL Full Contact,” MTV’s “Failosophy,” and more recently on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.” He is also a writer for TotalFratMove, BroBible, and HeTexted. Each week you can find a new original column on TotalFratMove.com and his dating advice column on PostGradProblems.com. In addition to writing he is also the host of the JTrain Podcast and the creator of the “Frat Dude Goes To” series where he travels the country interviewing “Bros” at wild events like the Carolina Cup and the AVN Awards. 

Headliner: Jared Freid
Atlantic City Comedy Club
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Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic
Boardwalk Classic
Boardwalk Hall

Saturday, December 15, 2018 

Penn State vs NC State
Virginia Tech vs University of Washington
Temple University vs Davidson University
Iona College vs Princeton University

Game Times TBD  
Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic
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Frankie Z Rocking Holiday Spectacular
Frankie Zulferino is a male pop artist from New York. In his earlier years, Frankie was a part of the boyband “WOW” and has opened up for musical artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo and Sean Kingston. He has also toured Europe with multi-platinum group, Westlife, where he performed at the London O2 Arena as well as Croke Park. Frankie was also one of the top four contestants in the New York episode of CW’s “The Next” where he was mentored by pop sensation, Joe Jonas.
Frankie Z Rocking Holiday Spectacular
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Multicultural Music Series - Atlantic City Free Public Library
Kwanzaa: Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. – Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre will perform songs and traditional and contemporary dance, while also teaching about Kwanzaa’s history and principles.
Multicultural Music Series - Atlantic City Free Public Library
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Penn & Teller
Penn & Teller are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s, noted for their ongoing act that combines elements of comedy with magic.
Penn & Teller
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21-Point Atlantic City Tour
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride through Atlantic City. Situated on the historic Absecon Island and home to nearly 40,000 people, you'll discover where to go and what to do while visiting our great city. Best known as the “Welcome Tour of AC,” you will be introduced to its charming neighborhoods, landmarks, and historic sites. This tour includes 50 points of interest in this 17.4 square mile resort. You will be treated to a historical narrative of today and yesterday, salt water taffy, area meal coupons, professional tour guide and host, and citywide transportation.
21-Point Atlantic City Tour
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Atlantic City Wine Hop Tour
Experience the best in New Jersey wines, because no one does it better! Sip and savor the award winning flavors of the area's premier handcrafted fine wines. Includes tastings from Balic Winery and Tomasello Winery, signature wine glasses, stroll through the Historic Towne of Smithville and the Village Greene, salt water taffy, area meal coupons, professional tour host, and round trip transportation.

Tour is approximately 4 hours.
Atlantic City Wine Hop Tour
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Community Yoga at The Leadership Studio
Community Yoga at The Leadership Studio

Come as you are to experience community and connection to the world around you at the area's first nonprofit yoga studio, The Leadership Studio. The studio is completely donation-powered. You may bring your own mat but one will be provided if you do not have one. “The Leadership Studio exists to empower those that already have everything they need to make their communities great. We connect with those that want to make a true difference in their schools, neighborhoods, and around kitchen tables. The Leadership Studio encourages physical, mental, and emotional health through the practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga. We empower residents of Atlantic City to forge healthy relationships, to nurture both physical and emotional healing of communities, and to create the future they wish to live into.”
Community Yoga at The Leadership Studio
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Primal Men Male Revue- UNLEASH THE WILD
Get ready for Primal Men Male Revue as they “Unleash The Wild!” for the first time ever at Boogie Nights in Tropicana Atlantic City.  Ladies, prepare to live out your wildest fantasies as the Primal Men show you the true nature of male entertainment with a truly tantalizing, sexy and energetic show.  With wild dance routines, state of the art lighting, heart pounding music, and video imagery, this is an experience that is sure to please.
Primal Men Male Revue- UNLEASH THE WILD
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ACJokes
ACJOKES.COM is a hand picked team of some of the East Coast’s best comedians and producers, including Ray Vazquez, Mike Merk, Zach Pickert, and Buda the Comedian, pulled together by 20-year comedy veteran Matt Bridgestone. Their combined experience delivers innovative street smarts and a guerilla marketing style that has made ACJOKES.COM a unique entity in the city. ACJOKES.COM was formed when the troupe decided they wanted to really invest in Atlantic City, even during the offseason when everyone told them they wouldn’t make it. Not only did they survive, but they thrived to the point of producing 10+ shows per week throughout Atlantic City, in the Playground Pier, Showboat, and Anthem Lounge at Tropicana.
ACJokes
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Broadway Holiday Show
The best of Broadway Hits and your holiday favorites. Join us this December to hear your favorite hits from Broadway shows and Christmas musicals.
Featuring Ron Sharpe, Barbra Sharpe, Samantha Sharpe, family and friends.

BROADWAY HOLIDAY SHOW presents a magical journey through Broadway and the holiday season featuring the best music from your favorite Broadway shows and many seasonal classics.
Broadway Holiday Show
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Holiday Musical Light Show In The Quarter
Tropicana makes the season bright with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter. The free Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot ornately decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sights and sounds of the season. Daily shows are Monday, November 16 through Thursday, December 27, presented every hour on the hour starting at noon.
Holiday Musical Light Show In The Quarter
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Jingle A Magical Holiday Spectacular
The Tropicana’s showroom is transformed into a magical winter wonderland from November 25 thru December 21 (Select Dates).This spectacular show features glamorous dancers in dazzling costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the award-winning choreographer and costume design form Mistinguett. Finally! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Tropicana has the most wonderful Holiday show!
Jingle A Magical Holiday Spectacular
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Atlantic City Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, one of ballet’s treasured classics, tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.
Atlantic City Ballet Presents
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Atlantic City Palm Restaurant Presents " What the Deadly Dickens "
It’s another Dickens of a murder!  Despite hosting a murderous holiday party last year, which resulted in the murders of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the Sawyer’s are going to give it another try.  They have invited all of their closest friends for their annual holiday party – and are hoping for no mishaps this year.  But when an uninvited guest shows up, someone is bound to exclaim, “What the Deadly Dickens?!!”
Atlantic City Palm Restaurant Presents
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Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas Presented by WFPG 7pm
Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas at Ovation Hall on December 16! Jim Brickman delivers the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics and original songs on his 22nd annual holiday tour. Holiday music brings yuletide memories to life as Brickman helps you escape from the holiday hustle-bustle and keeps your days merry and bright. Bring your family, friends or that special someone and make Jim Brickman your new holiday tradition. Celebrate the faith, love and togetherness that we value most this time of year and share in the celebration of A Joyful Christmas.

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
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Atlantic City Comedy Club
Atlantic City's #1 Comedy Club now brings you it's All-Pro lineups every Monday night. Located at the Kiss Kiss Night Club on the 3rd fl. of Quarter inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort. We bring you nothing but the best comics from all over the country that you've seen on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Show, Comedy Central and others. Monday's Just Got A Lot Funnier!
Atlantic City Comedy Club
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Girls Night Out
Girls Night Out
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Multicultural Music Series - Atlantic City Free Public Library
Christmas: Brenda Bass Brass Quartet on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 12 p.m. – The Brenda Bass Brass Quartet will play Christmas favorites, such as “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “O Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bells.” 
Multicultural Music Series - Atlantic City Free Public Library
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Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ Tour
Built between 1929 and 1932 by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company of Merrick, Long Island, N.Y., the Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ was designed by Atlantic County State Senator, and noted organ architect Emerson L. Richards. He specified almost every detail of the instrument, from its physical construction to the actual sound the various stops should make. Get a group together to tour this magnificent machine. 
  
A “Behind the Scenes” tour is offered every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  This in-depth 2 hour tour leads guests through several sections of the organ which are normally closed to the public and gives an extremely detailed look at the mechanism of the instrument, its history and the current restoration project.  This tour does involve an extensive amount of walking and stair climbing.  An alternate tour path is available for persons with limited mobility.
The tour is followed by a 1/2 hour concert.

All tours are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.   Entrance to the building is through the front lobby off the boardwalk. 
Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ Tour
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Atlantic City Comedy Club
The Atlantic City Comedy Club brings you an all-pro lineup every Thursday night inside the Kiss Kiss Night Club located on the 3rd fl. of the Quarter in the Tropicana Casino and Resort. You've seen these comics on your favorite late night TV shows, heard them on the most popular podcasts, and now you can catch them LIVE!
Atlantic City Comedy Club
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Kiss My Burlesque- Ivan Kane
  Famed nightlife innovator Ivan Kane is bringing burlesque back to Atlantic City!  Kane will launch his newest burlesque show at Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss Nightclub inside The Quarter at the celebrated boardwalk casino, yet again affirming Tropicana’s place as Atlantic City’s premiere nightlife destination. As if that weren’t enough, burlesque lessons will be taught by the award-winning Kiss Kiss dancers every Saturday afternoon.  
Kane, who introduced Atlantic City to burlesque at the now legendary Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, states “Every night at Kiss Kiss people walk up to me and ask when I’m going to do my burlesque show again. I hear it a hundred times a night. I’m excited to finally launch it at Tropicana.”

Kiss My Burlesque- Ivan Kane
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Atlantic City Comedy Club
Sherrod Small was a regular on VH1's The Best Week Ever and serves as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and stand-in host of Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He has appeared on Tough Crowd, Premium Blend, and The Chris Rock Show. Sherrod is also a frequent guest on Sirius XM Radio and co-host's the wildly entertaining podcast, Race Wars. He is a regular at all the New York Comedy Clubs, and it's only a matter of time before he gets his next TV Show, so stay tuned. 

Headliner: Sherrod Small
Atlantic City Comedy Club
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Flashback Fridays - Tribute Bands From Your Favorite Era !
Admission is FREE so grab your friends and head to The Showroom every Friday for a flash back in time with tribute bands from your favorite eras! Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 9pm.
Plus, sip on some groovy drink specials!
Wear your favorite, old tour t-shirts for prizes and each week enter the Air Guitar contest for a chance to win an electric guitar from Guitar Center in Mays Landing! 

December 14, - Project/Object - Frank Zappa
December 28, - Draw The Line - Aerosmith
January 4, - Countdown To Ecstasy - Steely Dan
January 11, - B Street - Bruce Springsteen 
January 18, - Wanted DOA - Bon Jovi
January 25, - Separate Ways The Band - Journey
Flashback Fridays - Tribute Bands From Your Favorite Era !
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Boardwalk Battle Championship
The inaugural Boardwalk Battle collegiate basketball tournament will be held at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this winter during the holiday season.  This year’s event will be held as a championship format tournament, with each winner from day one battling it out on day two for the Boardwalk Battle Tournament Championship. The four-game tournament will begin on Friday, December 21, and features Tulane vs Towson, followed by Alabama A&M vs La Salle.  The tournament festivities conclude on Saturday, December 22 with the third place game preceding the championship matchup.  The Boardwalk Battle Tournament Championship and MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of the second day. 

Towson University (CAA) vs. 
Tulane University (AAC) Friday, December 21 – 5pm EST
La Salle University (A-10) vs. 
Alabama A&M University (SWAC) Friday, December 21 – 7:30pm EST
3rd Place Game 
TBD based on results from day one
Saturday, December 22 – Noon EST
Championship Game 
TBD based on results from day one
Saturday, December 22 – 2:30 EST

Boardwalk Battle Championship
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Atlantic City Comedy Club
Sherrod Small was a regular on VH1's The Best Week Ever and serves as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and stand-in host of Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He has appeared on Tough Crowd, Premium Blend, and The Chris Rock Show. Sherrod is also a frequent guest on Sirius XM Radio and co-host's the wildly entertaining podcast, Race Wars. He is a regular at all the New York Comedy Clubs, and it's only a matter of time before he gets his next TV Show, so stay tuned. 

Headliner: Sherrod Small
Atlantic City Comedy Club
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Breakfast With Santa - Atlantic City Rainforest Cafe
Join Cha! Cha! and Santa at Rainforest Cafe:
Check in between 9:00 and 9:30 am - Event ends at 11:00 am
Breakfast Buffet:
Raffle & Prizes
Goodie Bags for the Kids
Fun Activities

We will offer all guests an exclusive Retail Discount during this event.
Breakfast With Santa - Atlantic City Rainforest Cafe
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