Christmas In Cape May Is Not Canceled

Christmas In Cape May Is Not Canceled

When we think of Christmas in Cape May, we think of candlelit house tours, tree lightings, and hospitality nights. Christmas in Cape May is not canceled, but it will be reimagined.

An uninvited guest visitor COVID-19 will limit adding an extra place at the table this Thanksgiving and Christmas. There will be no public tree lighting ceremony in Rotary Park. Though open, Congress Hall will limit access to hotel guests and the public who make reservations in the Blue Pig. You can also make reservations in the Boiler Room and Cape May’s living room, the Brown Room to gain access to the grounds.

The Grand Lawn will still be adorned with the much anticipated Christmas Tree. Igloo bubbles will be spread around the lawn for almost outside dining experiences, combatting cooler temps. Don’t expect the shoulder to shoulder fellowship from Christmases past. Do anticipate fashionably dressed people with the most stylish masks.

Holidays Reimagined

Chrismas in Cape May is not canceled. It’s just different. The tree will still be lit in Rotary Park. You can still take socially distanced selfies with members of your family. There just won’t be hundreds of us singing carols when the mayor flips the switch.

Virtual House Tours

CapeMayMac, famous for house tours is preparing to roll out the virtual house tours this Christmas. Trolley rides are still scheduled and need reservations. This includes all your favorites. Holiday lights, ghosts of Christmas past, and Santa’s trolley rides.

Did you really think Christmas would be canceled? Look for Cape May to be brighter than ever this Christmas.

The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, Cape May MAC,  and Cape May Stong are working together on this exciting project to reinvigorate the Christmas Season in Cape May.

Fifty percent of the country is experiencing disappointment in one form or another. With the cancellation of the West Cape May Christmas parade, we are not immune. An unavoidable decision by leaders thanks to the uninvited guest, COVID-19.

Christmas is not canceled

Businesses in Cape May are committed to making Christmas safe and enjoyable.

Willow Creek Winery this year is holding a Socially-Distanced Sip & Shop Holiday Love Drive! You can sip sangria and local wines while you shop amazing local Cape May County artists, authors, jewelers, bakers, makers, and handmade gift crafters at this highly-anticipated holiday event–– held this year completely outdoors!

This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artisans while giving back by driving donations to the Scotty Gregg Jr. Toy Drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children, local food banks, and local animal shelters.

Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy, canned food, or pet toys, or supplies to donate!

This year, due to COVID and extreme concern for the safety of their guests, staff, and vendors, they are holding the event entirely outdoors over several weekend days so that more guests can participate in a safe, socially-distanced manner.

Sunday, November 29/ Dec 5&6/ Dec 12& 13 and Dec 19 & 20 are the dates you can enjoy the winery.

COVID-19 is no joke. Businesses and the City of Cape May are following all guidance from the Governor’s office. Public events that normally attract numbers above the limits of the most recent executive orders are canceled.

For the most up-to-date information on what is happening and what is different visit Cape May Strong.

Permit me to end on a slightly humorous note. In the words of the immortal John Belushi: It ain’t over Cape May.






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  1. David Greene
    December 7, 2020 / 1:10 pm

    Thank you very much, John, for this hopeful and cheery reporting. And for both fantastic videos. 🙂