There’s a chill in the air, and the holiday season is fast approaching. If you haven’t crossed a trip to Atlantic City off your wish list this year, it’s not too late. In fact, it could be just the right time to take advantage of lower hotel rates and all of the entertainment and events happening in and around the Atlantic City region. A getaway to Atlantic City just might be the perfect way to prepare for the busy season ahead.

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Cooler temperatures, cozy dinners and autumn-inspired events are taking place across the Atlantic City region, all dedicated to celebrating this season. Bellview Winery is hosting a long weekend of wine, food and merrymaking and the return of their popular “Spiceberry” cranberry wine spiced with cinnamon, orange peel and a hint of clove. Visit nearby historic Smithville and check out their holiday light show with over 100 trees magically floating on Lake Meone that light up to music. The Magical Talking Tree wakes up every weekend to talk to the young and young at heart. Take a Christmas train to see the whimsically decorated village and find Story Time with Mrs. Claus in her Christmas Cottage.

With gift giving right around the corner, Atlantic City is the perfect spot to pick up some unique items on the Boardwalk and find great buys at Tanger Outlets. Atlantic City Restaurant Week gift cards go on sale Nov. 29 and make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer.

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Atlantic City is never short on entertainment offerings and this season is no exception. What better way to say “Holiday Season” than with the Atlantic City Ballet when they present the Nutcracker for several dates this season, along with “It’s A Shore Holiday” to get you in the mood. You might also want to catch Bay Atlantic Symphony’s “Happy Holidays” at the Stockton Performing Art Center, Celtic Woman, “The Best of Christmas Tour” at Tropicana, Stockton presents Handel’s Messiah at Borgata, Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour at Ocean Casino Resort, and “Jazzy Holiday” with Eddie Morgan and Rek’d For Jazz at Dante Hall. Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas at Resorts is a show you’ll always remember and will make a holiday you’ll never forget. Make sure to stop in and see the new Boardwalk Hall lobby Atlantic City Experience exhibit and catch one of the historic Boardwalk Hall Organ tours and recitals.

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Atlantic City's beachside sunsets are breathtaking year round./Atlantic City

Sportsbook is the hottest game in town right now! From the Boardwalk to the Marina District, Atlantic City’s land-based sportsbooks are up and running and bigger and better than ever to enjoy this year’s football season. Eight of Atlantic City’s nine casinos now offer sports betting. So pick your favorite teams and come hang out in a variety of venues while you catch all the football action. Sports betting is not limited to football, so place your bets and kick back and watch as all the action takes place. You could be a winner!

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Check out our calendar of events at for a listing of all our events. Follow us on Facebook at; on Twitter at, #DOAC; and, because our social media team is busy brewing a lot of fun holiday contests you won’t want to miss!

Atlantic City — You’ll never want to leave!

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