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A tall Christmas tree with bright white lights seen through the branches of an evergreen treeThere is elegance and charm on every corner in Cape May, however, there is something extra special during the holiday season. We have hundreds of restored homes, inns, hotels and churches that get beautifully decorated with festive cheer. Caroling in the streets, strolling musicians, and old-fashioned Christmas fun can be found all over. We’ve listed just the tip of the iceberg for the holiday activities happening in 2021 in Cape May.

Winter Igloos & Holiday Tents at Congress Hall – Bring your friends and family with you for a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining experience. Twelve snow-white igloos and three red and white striped holiday tents will decorate the Grand Lawn of Congress Hall this holiday season. In addition, a 30-foot beautifully lit Christmas tree will light up the area with a festive glow. Dining will feature an elevated menu of cocktails and lighter fare. Reservations will begin mid-November.

The Cape May Holiday Parade – This community Christmas parade kicks off the holiday season. Taking place December 4, 2021, the parade will start at 5:00pm and will marche South on Broadway, wind East on Perry, and finally onto Carpenter Lane. Enjoy this local hometown favorite during your stay at the Carroll Villa Hotel.

Farm Dinner, Trolley Tours and Stage Performances

Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinner at Beach Plum Farm – Usher in the holiday season in an Amish barn decorated for the holiday season.  Experience an incredible evening out at the Beach Plum Farm. This holiday season they are offering a delicious farm-to-table dinner series you won’t want to miss! These dinners are suitable for 12 years old and up and are BYOB.

Relaxing and romantic Trolley Tour – Take the opportunity to travel through Cape May’s Historic District streets with a holiday trolley tour. Choose from:

  • Santa’s Trolley Rides
  • Ghost of Christmas Past Trolley Rides
  • Holiday Lights Trolley Rides

Sherlock Holmes Weekend – This fun and popular weekend returns November 5th – 7th 2021. Enjoy three days of live performances, clue searches and suspense.  Also, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm the East Lynne Theater Company will be presenting, “Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.”

Treat your loved one, bring a best friend, or gather the whole family for a special getaway in Cape May. You can book directly online or contact us any time for further information! We look forward to hosting you this season!