The popular 1954 movie "White Christmas" has become a holiday favorite for many Americans.

The public is invited to a showing of the classic film “White Christmas” at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Excursion Park Band Shell, located at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue.

The free community event is being sponsored by VFW Post 1963 in cooperation with Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation/Department of Community Services.

Complimentary hot cocoa and coffee will be served during the movie, courtesy of Wawa Market of Sea Isle.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Mayor Leonard Desiderio’s 2023 Holiday Toy & Food Drive.

They should also dress warmly for the outdoor event. Also, bench seating is limited at the Band Shell, so bringing a folding chair is suggested.

The showing of “White Christmas” is taking place simultaneously with VFW Post 1963’s annual fundraising efforts, which help the nonprofit organization support a variety of causes, including holiday events for children, programs that support youths with special needs, food drives and U.S. veterans.

“We are more than honored to sponsor this movie, and we look forward to seeing the community come together on December 2,” said VFW Post 1963 Commander Joe McLenaghan. “The story told in White Christmas has its roots in the United States military, and we hope it will inspire people to contribute to Post 1963’s annual fundraiser, which is currently taking place.”

The popular 1954 movie, which has become a holiday favorite for many Americans, features the music of Irving Belin and stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.

The film tells the tale of friends who met in the U.S. Army during World War II and years later created a plan to “rally the troops” in support of their beloved general.

Donations for VFW Post 1963 can be mailed to 301 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, N.J. 08243. Please make donations payable to “VFW Post 1963.”

For more information about the showing of “White Christmas” on Dec. 2, call Sea Isle’s Recreation Office at 609-263-0050. To learn more about VFW Post 1963, go to or call 609-263-1711.