Winter events include the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, WILD-CON, and Youth Sporting competitions
The Wildwoods, NJ – January 10, 2024 – The Wildwoods are prepared to keep visitors feeling warm throughout the winter by welcoming one and all to enjoy fun-filled special events taking place January through early March.
Take advantage of lower room rates in the Wildwoods for a relaxing winter escape with plenty of “chill” activities to enjoy, including fun events every weekend. Be awed by mother nature with a mesmerizing sunrise and morning stroll along the beach; grab your walking shoes and binoculars and spend a day wandering through a local nature preserve; or enjoy a relaxing bike ride on the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk. End the day with an awe-inspiring, spectacular sunset viewed from the banks of beautiful Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest.
Visit local wineries, craft microbreweries, and distilleries located just minutes away offering local wines, beers, and spirits not found anywhere else. Also, there are a number of great restaurants open all winter long to serve even the most discriminating guests.
Here are the events happening in the Wildwoods this winter:
January 13 – Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge
The Wildwoods will welcome hundreds of plungers to get ‘freezin for a reason’ during the annual Wildwoods Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, taking place at the Wildwoods Convention Center and on the Wildwood beach on Saturday, January 13. The Polar Bear Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters. Plunge participants help raise money for the more than 21,000 Special Olympics athletes that train and compete year-round, throughout New Jersey. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the plunge takes place at 1 p.m., followed by a hot catered lunch for all plungers inside the warm Convention Center. For more information, visit www.plungewildwood.org.
January 13 – Wild Con Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
The fun continues inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with the annual WILD-CON Convention on Saturday, January 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature new guests, numerous cosplay/costume groups, artists, writers, creators, vendors, crafts, and video games. Artists, writers, creators, and vendors will have art, books, comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, non-sport trading cards, Pokemon, gaming items, toys, Funko’s, Lego, sci-fi, pop culture, comic-themed crafts, collectibles, and more! Adult admission is $10, and children 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult. For more information, visit https://jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com/.
February 2-4 – National Youth Wrestling Duals
In February, the Wildwoods welcomes thousands of youth athletes for various month-long youth sporting events at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The first event is the National Youth Wrestling Duals, taking place Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4. The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association hosts an elementary and middle school wrestling tournament for grades K through 8, with over 1,500 wrestlers! For more information, visit www.atlanticcoastwrestling.com/.
February 17-18 – Spirit Brands National Cheerleading Championship
Also in February, the Wildwoods host amazingly athletic and talented cheerleaders from throughout the country for the Spirit Brands National Cheerleading Championship Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.spiritbrands.org.
March 1-3 – Mid-Atlantic Cheer Championships
Cheer championships return to the Wildwoods Convention Center in March with the Mid-Atlantic Cheer Championships Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. For more information, call 866-397-3034 or visit www.varsity.com/mac.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.