Christmastime is Here!

It’s Christmas in Cape May! Now that the second week of December is upon us, it’s safe to say that here in town all trees have been trimmed, houses decorated, and businesses ready for Santa (and patrons!). Christmas decorating in Cape May begins early! So if you had the privilege of visiting us in autumn you may have witnessed substantial decorating work in progress. We highly recommend that you pay us a visit within the next few weeks to view the fruits of such labor! It will be well worth the trip!

Homestead Real Estate recently kicked off the Christmas season by participating in the venerable West Cape May Christmas Parade! A local tradition for 50 years, the parade ushers in the holiday season with a crowd of locals and visitors so large, you would think it was a mid-summer beach day! Culminating the parade, of course, was the arrival of Santa! Christmas Car!


Christmas in Cape May will continue through January 2nd, 2016. During this time, there are more festive activities than we could possibly mention! Candlelight house tours, breakfasts with Santa, trolley tours of the gorgeously decorated homes, etc. It’s truly a winter wonderland representing Christmases of yore. We’d venture to say that it will even bring a bit of holiday spirit to the Scrooge’s and Grinch’s amongst you!


And speaking of spirit and good cheer; be sure not to miss Cape May’s annual Hospitality Night on the Washington Street Mall, Thursday and Friday December 10th and 11th. Starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until 9 p.m., mall merchants will open their doors to holiday shoppers! Many will offer refreshments as well. And really, how could one NOT enjoy the idea of hot chocolate and shopping? The Washington Street Mall shops are perfect for locating unique gifts for everyone on your list, and are also a fantastic way to give a little gift of Cape May to those who are long time lovers of our town, or those who’ve yet to discover it!

Mall Christmas


On the subject of gifts, if you or someone you know has been really good this year….maybe a Cape May vacation is in order. Homestead is ready to help you plan the perfect accommodations for your needs. In December, we know that many have their mind on wintry snow instead of summer sun. It’s easy to let summer slip the mind. But it will be upon us again before we know it, and bookings for the 2016 season have already been moving along swiftly. Now is the time to act if you are locked into a specific vacation week for 2016! Also, in the off season Cape May is a mere jaunt from several very populated areas, yet upon your arrival you will be greeted with a quaint tranquility that must be experienced to be understood! Consider a weekend in winter and experience our town in a whole new light.


Whether you are planning to visit for the holiday season, or your sites are set to spring and summer, Homestead is the place to start. Our reservationists are ready to assist you Monday through Saturday from 9 until 5 with all your rental related inquiries. And our online booking system/linen rental portal is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We can’t wait to hear from you! And most of all, we wish everyone a joyous holiday season filled with family, friends, good cheer, and warm thoughts of Cape May!


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