Events for Saturday, December 04, 2021

Crafts at Christmas at Cape May Convention Hall

This show features vendors offering handmade crafts and unique gift ideas including jewelry, photography, pottery, home accessories and much more.
Enjoy the beautifully decorated Cape May Convention Hall while shopping for your holiday gifts. 

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

Who can resist the twinkle of Cape May’s beautiful Victorian homes decorated for Christmas? This trolley ride through the historic streets of Cape May is a delight. Listen to Christmas music and enjoy hearing about the history of many of the Christmas traditions of today. Victorian Cape May is outstanding at Christmas and this is a ride to share with friends and family to revel in Cape May’s Christmas spirit. Trolleys are open-air. Blankets are recommended! Cape May MAC blankets are available for purchase at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth and the Physick Estate. Tour begins and ends at the trolley stop on Ocean Street.

Cape May's 48th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours

Cape May MAC launched this tour in 1973 and ever since it has been a highlight of the Christmas season in Cape May, America’s only National Historic Landmark City. On three nights in December travel to homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. This self-guided tour is one of Cape May MAC’s largest fund-raisers. Maps are provided. Wristbands for ticket purchasers are provided in advance or at central locations at the start of the tour and must be presented at each participating location for entry. Tour is limited. Trolley shuttle travels on planned route with limited stops. Walking is encouraged. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

The West Cape May Christmas Parade

Always the first Saturday in December, The WCM Community Christmas Parade sets the stage for the areas holiday season. Now in its 56th year, the parade steps off at 5:00 pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. A small army of volunteers assemble an unforgettable hometown memory each year!

All That Glitters Trolley Tour

The year is 1899.  A dear friend of the family has volunteered to help with the final preparations for the very important New Year’s Day Celebration.  She wants to consolidate a shopping trip for the necessities to avoid making numerous trips.  Join her as we travel through town making plans for this important endeavor, and then we will go to the Physick Estate to meet the family as they prepare the house for the holidays.

Tours start at 11:45, 1:00 or 2:15

Wassail Day & Winter Encampment at Historic Cold Spring Village

The Village paths come alive with the sights and sounds of the holiday season at this event! Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy live music, hot beverages, and holiday treats served by historical interpreters in period clothing. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas including artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys, and old-fashioned candy. Visit with members of the 4th Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Army at their winter camp by the Dennisville Inn. Live music provided by Mary Roth, John & Jan Haigis, Lou Anne & Blair Cunningham. Wagon rides will be available weather permitting.  Admission for Wassail Day is $3.00, FREE for HCSV Members

Santa's Trolley Ride

Mrs. Claus comes direct from the North Pole to lead this tour! She tells stories and leads holiday songs on this jolly holiday trolley ride through town. Santa joins the fun at the Gazebo on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate.

Local Artists Art Show/Holiday Bazaar at the NJ Audubon's Nature Center

The Nature Center of Cape May's version of the famous Christmas Markets of Germany (Weihnachtmarkt), we will offer a outdoor pop-up tent sale featuring local Cape May artists and their original, hand-crafted wares.  Affordable prices of these unique works of art will be available to participants in our wreath workshops as well as others who stop by for this outdoor “open house”.  The fire pit will be roaring to fend off the chill with a hot chocolate station to warm your tummy.  Proceeds go directly to support our artist friends who have been so generous to us through volunteering and providing donations to our fundraisers.  Help us show our appreciation by shopping local and supporting Cape May’s amazing artist community.