What’s Going On Around Cape May for the Holidays

If you’re planning on spending Thanksgiving in the Cape May area there’s plenty of things going on that you won’t want to miss out on! The area lights up and comes alive during this season and it’s enough to warm anyone’s heart. Our holiday vacation rentals will provide you with a warm and comfortable place to stay and in case you want to prepare your own feast – well-equipped kitchens to do it in!

Take a look at our accommodations here on our website and book your rental soon before someone else does! When you’re looking for things to do in the area, remember this list of fun events. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Santa’s Trolley Ride SANTA’S TROLLEY RIDE will be held on Saturday evening, November 22 from 5:30-6 p.m., 6:15-6:45 p.m., 7:30-8 p.m., and 8:15-8:45 p.m., at the Physick Estate with Mrs. Claus reading stories and singing songs. Santa will be in the Carriage House after the ride to greet children.

In addition, there will be rides every Saturday from Nov. 29 through Dec. 20 during the day at 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1-1:30 p.m. and 2:15-2:45 p.m. All seats are $8. Tickets can be purchased at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office. For information or advance tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Cape May NJ

The CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with special guests, Santa Claus and Dr. Physick. Refreshments will be served. Guests may take a free self-guided tour of the Physick Estate from 6 to 8 p.m.  Santa arrives at 7 p.m. to flip the switch and light the thousands of bulbs. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.

There will be a great night of local musicians performing in BARRY’S GRAND OLE CHRISTMAS OPRY on Sunday, November 23 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. There will be Christmas songs, country songs and a touch of the original Opry with “Miss Minnie Pearl.” The night features Sheriff Barry Tischler, Ton Naglee, Jr., Roy Baker, Bernadette Matthews, Glenn McBrearty, Jimm Ross, Andy Reeves, Debra Donahue, Amy Hufana and Robin Hipple, Dan “Da Man” Tangalin, Patty Pellegrino, Blondage and Ric Rutherford and Rick Ferrante of the Cape May Diamonds. Dinner and Show (Dinner 4-7pm in West Cape May Borough Hall) – $30, just the show $20. Proceeds to benefit the West Cape May Christmas Parade.This is a popular event for locals and visitors, so tickets go fast!

Evening Yuletide Tour Come enjoy an EVENING YULETIDE TOUR of Cape May’s beautiful Victorian homes decorated for Christmas. This HOLIDAY LIGHTS TROLLEY RIDE is followed by a guided tour of the first floor rooms of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Afterwards, there will be holiday refreshments in the Carriage House and you can visit the “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. Tour takes place form 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Nov. 28-29. It begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Tickets can be purchased at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office.

A member of the East Lynne Theater Company regales you with a Victorian holiday ghost tale as you ride through Cape May’s festively decorated Historic District on the GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST TROLLEY RIDE every Friday from November 28 through December 26. Advance reservations are strongly recommended by calling 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. Rides will be from 8-8:30 p.m. and 9-9:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults; $7 children (ages 3-12). Purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office.

Lamplighter Christmas TourThe LAMPLIGHTER CHRISTMAS TOUR is a self-guided evening tour of five of Cape May’s finest Bed and Breakfast Inns and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays. The tour will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 29. Owners and innkeepers share their holiday spirit at each location. The tour includes a visit to the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit while enjoying warm beverages and traditional cookies.

Breakfast with Santa You can enjoy BREAKFAST WITH SANTA on Saturday, November 29 from 8 to 11 a.m. Santa came all the way from the North Pole to be at Congress Hall in Cape May this year, and he can’t wait to see you at the breakfast buffet. Adults $15.95. Kids 4-12 $9.95. 3 & under free.

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