Cape May Christmas

One of Cape May’s most favorite times of the year is approaching. Cape May Christmas traditions abound in the coming weeks.

Holiday Preview Weekend is the perfect time to gather with loved ones over a delicious meal and indulge in some special food and wine events in Cape May.

Get the holiday season off to a delicious start as you savor the flavors and colors of autumn Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. during the Mad Batter Wine Dinner – Autumn Flavors and Colors, a five-course seasonal menu paired with wine at the Mad Batter restaurant. Limited to 60. Admission is $75 (tax and gratuity included).

Christmas arrives early in Victorian Cape May, when the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., is beautifully decorated with thousands of lights for Cape May’s Holiday Preview Weekend, Nov. 20-22, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. Start celebrating holiday events early with a weekend of festive tours, activities and food and wine events that are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

The best way to see Cape May’s Christmas lights is on board the heated Holiday Lights Trolley Rides. Board a MAC trolley and ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see cheerfully decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead singalongs, and play Christmas music. Rides last about 30 minutes and admission is $12 Adults $10 children (ages 3-12).

Tours are offered on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Trolleys depart from the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. on Nov. 21.

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The first weekend in December brings the West Cape May Christmas parade. This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the parade. Following the parade will be the two nights of hospitality night on the Washington Street Mall.

If you’re looking for something a little different while in Cape May,¬†¬†member of the East Lynne Theater Company can regale you with a Victorian holiday ghost tale on the Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Ride through Cape May’s flickering gas-lit streets and admire the decorations in the Historic District as you listen to a Victorian-era ghost story. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). Trolleys depart from the Physick Estate,

Cape May was recently rated one of the top destinations to visit in the off-season. With Cape May Christmas happenings, it’s no surprise!!!

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