Concert for kids

What Is It: "Uncle Gerry" Dignan, a popular performer for children, headlines a concert for a cause today at Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor. The show is sponsored by Music Together of Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township, a program that teaches the joys of music to children and their parents.

What To Expect: Dignan plays in a variety of styles, and is touring the country playing Music Together concerts. Other performers include local Music Together teachers and directors. The proceeds benefit Jewish Family Services of Atlantic County and St. Peter's United Methodist Church of Ocean City. Both have emphasized Hurricane Sandy relief since the storm.

Event Info: Showtime is

5 p.m. at Congregation Beth Judah, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family. For details, see Weejammers.com.

Casinos

Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m., dinner seating 5:30 p.m., $20 show only ($10 age 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.

Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 9 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

Legends in Concert Holiday Show, Bally's, Palace Theater, 8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Harrah's, The Showroom, 2 and 9 p.m. $26, $41, $56. 800-2-HARRAH.

Comedy

Brian McKim, Joey Carrol, Tony V, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Sonya White, Jim Lauletta, Keith Anthony, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $25.

Events

Cheer Tech Spirit National Championship, cheerleading competition, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $15 adults, $10 10 and younger,

3 and younger, free. 800-992-9732 or WildwoodsNJ.com

Holiday Light Show, 5:30 p.m., on Lake Meone, Historic Smith-ville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-8999 or ColonialInnSmithville.com

Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Country Knits/The Sheep Farm, 551 Hands Mill Road, Belleplain, rain or shine, crafters, artisans. 609-861-0328.

Photos with Santa in lifeguard boat, noon to 3 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $10. 609-399-1412.

Manna at the Shore, fundraiser, 6 to 9 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, dinner, music of Melanie Rice Orchestra, dancing, bring non-perishable food or personal items for Sandy relief, reservations suggested, $100 per person. 609-641-3600.

Kids

Magical Talking Tree, noon to 5 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-8999.

Christmas Train Ride, 10 a.m. to closing, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, $2. 609-748-8999.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Christmas Cottage, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-8999.

Character Brunch, 10 a.m., Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate, buffet breakfast, characters greet children, crafts, face painting, activities, $8 members, $12 nonmembers, or $25 family of four (members), $40 family nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 122.

Doktor Kaboom! The Interactive Science Comedy Show, 2 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., Vineland, for all ages, $14. 856-691-1121or landistheater.com

Music

Angelus Chorus, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Road, Cape May, sacred and secular holiday music, free will offering. 609 884-4065.

Package Goods Orchestra, holiday concert, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Public Library, lecture room, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free.

Meistersingers Madrigal Concert & Dinner, 5 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point, $35, reservations required.

609-927-6262 or

Nature

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, seashells noon, animal program 2:15 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center, Lily Lake, Cape May Point, Seawatch,

7 a.m., Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon, free.

609-861-0700.

N.J. Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., holiday wreath and garland workshops,1 p.m., $20 includes materials. 609-898-8848.

Nightlife

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,

1 Borgata Way: MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Paul Castro, 10 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Video, 8 p.m.

DJ Will Smith, 10 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - Classic Burlesque 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., Rock 'n Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ, 855-348-0500 - Danny Avila, 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Cape May

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St., 609-884-8363 - Jim Pruitt, 10:30 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Happy Hour with Barry, 4 p.m.

Somers Point

Philippe Chin Bistro, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Salsa Sunday with dancing, 7:30 p.m

Theater

"ChoreoProject 34," dance performance, 3 p.m., Richard Stockton College, Experimental Theatre of Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $8 general admission, $7 students. 609-652-9000 or stockton.edu/pac

"Carl's Kris Kringle," 3 p.m., Cape Island Theatre Company, Old Grange Restaurant, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, family-friendly theme, doors open 2:30 p.m., seating limited, in lieu of ticket sales donations collected for Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County. 609-408-6595.

"A Tuna Christmas," comedy, 3 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students (receive $10 off regular admission with donation of three non-perishable items for food bank). 609-884-1341 or capemaystage.org

"A Very Noir Pinot or Sour Grapes" Murder Mystery, dinner theater, 6 p.m., Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Ave., The Quarter in Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, $85, reservations required. 609-344-0483.

"Scrooge Unplugged!" dinner theater, 1 p.m., $55, $35 age 12 and younger, Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Ave., The Quarter in Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, reservations required. 609-344-0483.

Louisa May Alcott's Christmas, 8 p.m., performed by Gayle Stahlhuth, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, American Sign Language interpretation performance, $25 general admission, $15 students, free to age 12 and younger when accompanied by adult. 609-884-5898 or