13 NJ Shore Holiday Pop-Up Bars and Restaurants

13 NJ Shore Holiday Pop-Up Bars and Restaurants

Hip, sip, hooray! The holiday season has officially arrived, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by indulging in the cozy ambiance of Christmas-themed pop-up bars and happenings down the New Jersey Shore? We’ve scoured the shore to bring you the top NJ Shore holiday pop-up bars and experiences in 2023, each offering a unique blend of seasonal delights. Grab your friends, don your ugliest Christmas sweater, and let’s explore this year’s hottest NJ Shore holiday pop-up bars and festivities!

Cape May, NJ

#1 – Beach Plum Farm’s Holiday Dinner Series

Kicking off the list of pop-up holiday experiences is Beach Plum Farm’s Holiday Dinner Series. Secure your seat at the table for an evening of culinary delights, laughter, and holiday cheer. This pop-up series of farm-to-table festive dinner events begin each night with a hayride tour followed by a candlelit stroll through the Woodland Trail. Beach Plum Farm will be kicking off this dinner series accordingly on November 25th.  Browse dates and secure your tickets here!

Beach Plum Farms Cape May, NJ Holiday Dining Pop-Up

Cape May, NJ

#2 – Harry’s Jingle Bar and Grille

Jingle all the way to Harry’s Jingle Bar in Cape May, NJ this holiday season. This pop-up-themed bar will run November 25th thru December 30th. Accordingly, Harry’s will feature a selection of seasonal cocktails including adult hot chocolate recipes. Enjoy nostalgic décor along with holiday-themed Dueling Pianos happening every Saturday night!

Harry's Jingle Bar & Grille Holiday Pop-Up Bar - Cape May, NJ

Cape May, NJ

#3 – Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland

One of the holiday season’s most anticipated pop-up events every year is Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland. This beloved holiday spectacular brings together dining favorites like breakfast with Santa coupled with Santa’s workshop activities, an enchanted vendor village, and Congress Hall Express Rides. Now in it’s 13th year, Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland draws thousands of holiday visitors annually.
Congress Hall Winter Wonderland Cape May, NJ Holiday Pop-Up

Rio Grande, NJ

#4 – Jester’s Dive Bar 

“Why is the carpet all wet Todd? I DON’T KNOW MARGO!” Be sure to come by Jester’s and check out our Christmas Vacation theme! Call the restaurant to dine in our private room decorated like the Griswold living room! Room can be reserved for up to 12 people, no extra charge!

North Wildwood, NJ

#5 – The Gingerbread Grille Pop-up Holiday Bar at Keenan’s Irish Pub

Keenan’s in North Wildwood, NJ hosts the Gingerbread Grille, a NJ Shore pop-up bar that brings together live music and festive drinks. Turning into a winter wonderland for the holiday season, join Keenan’s every weekend for festive drinks and light bites coupled with endless decorations. Enjoy the sounds of holiday tunes while sipping on your favorite martinis served in Christmas style! The festive vibes together with a cheerful atmosphere makes this a must-visit spot for Christmas enthusiasts. The fun begins on Black Friday!

The Gingerbread Grill Christmas Pop-Up Bar in North Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood, NJ

#6 – Holidays at Hen-Ville at Mudhen Brewing Company

Your heart will grow three sizes at Mudhen Brewing Co.’s Holidays at Hen-Ville in Wildwood, NJ. This group of fun holiday pop-up events will run December 2 – 10. Celebrations include a hospitality night, a shopping village, vendors, and a toy drive. Meanwhile, enjoy Mudhen’s seasonal brews, a s’mores station, and a complimentary hot cocoa bar during live music. Gather the kids for this family-friendly event complete with face painting, caricatures, and a photo booth coupled with a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus! Learn more and plan your visit here.

The Holidays at Hen-ville at Mudhen Brewing Holiday Pop-Up in North Wildwood, NJ

Stone Harbor, NJ

#7 – Kris Kringle Mingle Holiday Bash at The Reeds at Shelter Haven

Ignite your holiday spirit at The Reed’s Kris Kringle Mingle Holiday Bash on Saturday, December 9th from 7 pm – 10 pm. Complete with a cash bar, jolly food, and live DJ entertainment. Finally, show off your festive Santa style and compete for the best dressed Santa of the night. Tickets for this event are now on sale. Get yours here now!

Kris Kringle Mingle Holiday Pop-Up Event at Reeds in Stone Harbor, NJ

Stone Harbor, NJ

#8 – Miracle on 96th Street at AGAVE Tequila Bar 

It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails at AGAVE Tequila Bar! Their holiday pop-up bar, Miracle on 96th Street is open Thursday thru Sunday during the holiday season. Featuring festive bites coupled with a jolly cocktail menu, Miracle on 96th is the place to ring in the holidays in Stone Harbor. Still need to book your holiday party? Miracle on 96th is also accepting reservations for parties and events.

Miracle on 96th Street Holiday Pop-Up Bar at AGAVE Tequila Bar - Stone Harbor, NJ

Strathmere, NJ

#9 – Deauvillage – A Magical Waterfront Experience

December 1 – January 6.
Join us for holiday land right on the sand with good eats, festive cocktails, and cozy vibes, all season long. Coming December 1🎄 See our Christmas Deauvillage takeover, our festive holiday cocktails & more. Reserve a visit in December to experience the waterfront magic


Atlantic City, NJ

#10 – Candy Cane Lounge at Resorts Casino Holiday Pop-up Bar

Step into the Candy Cane Lounge at Bar One in Atlantic City, NJ for festive fun. Unquestionably one of Atlantic City’s best pop-up bars of the season, the Candy Cane Lounge is decked out with holiday decor coupled with live entertainment and scheduled events all season long. Taking over Bar One at Resorts Casino from November 10, 2023 thru January 3, 2024, you won’t want to miss the holiday cheer!

Candy Cane Lounge at Resorts Casino Holiday Pop-up Bar in Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City, NJ

#11 – Jingle Bell Bar at the Ocean Casino

Sleigh bells are ringing and calling us to Ocean Casino. Check out Jingle Bell Bar’s Christmas-themed pop-up bar during the holiday season! Located in 1927 Lounge, this pop-up experience returns to bring festive cocktails and themed holiday entertainment, in the light of festive decor. Experience the magic alongside friends and family this holiday season from November 24 thru December 31, 2023.

Jingle Bell Bar Holiday Pop-Up at the Ocean Casino - Atlantic City, NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

#12 – Martell’s Tiki Bar Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Kick-off December at Martell’s Tiki Bar for their annual holiday toy drive on Saturday, December 2nd at 7 pm. This pop-up event benefits the children of Ocean County. Furthermore, please bring an unwrapped toy for entry in lieu of a cover charge. This one-night pop-up bar brings together live music, festive drinks, in addition to a complimentary buffet. Enjoy live music from The Cliffs and DJ Licious during this holiday event with purpose.

Martell’s Tiki Bar Annual Holiday Toy Drive NJ Shore Holiday Pop-Up Bar- Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Monmouth County, NJ

#13 – Miracle at the Loaded Spoon Holiday Pop-Up Bar

Take a short trip inland to Freehold for the infamous Miracle Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar at the Loaded Spoon. Featuring 12 holiday-themed cocktails, floor-to-ceiling holiday décor, together with live DJs playing your favorite holiday hits. Savor flavors in the light of the season with drinks like the “Christmapolitan” and the “Carol Barrel”. The Loaded Spoon has multiple festive events planned to help you kick off the holiday season accordingly!

To conclude, these NJ Shore Holiday pop-up bars and experiences are sure to add a dash of holiday spirit to your coastal getaway. Whether you prefer the classic charm of Cape May or the vibrant energy of Atlantic City, there’s a Christmas-themed pop-up experience waiting for you down the New Jersey Shore. Gather your loved ones, raise a glass to the season, and make this Christmas season one to remember!

Miracle at the Loaded Spoon NJ Shore Holiday Pop-Up Bar - Freehold, NJ

Don’t forget to book accommodations early, as this popular destination can get quite busy during the holiday season. Browse over 1,900 New Jersey Shore vacation rentals in various towns at ShoreSummerRentals.com and contact hosts directly to find your perfect holiday season rental.

Cheers to festive cocktails, joyful laughter, and the magic of the holiday season down the NJ Shore!

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