La Mer Beachfront Resort Lighting up the East End of Cape May
Santa Claus is coming to town – our Jersey Shore town of Cape May, that is. Celebrating the start of the holiday season is traditional in the community. La Mer Beachfront Resort is lighting up the east end of Cape May.
Presenting a tree lighting ceremony and an evening of festive fun for the whole family, socially distanced of course.
The shorefront resort, situated on the quiet side of Cape May, will hold its first-holiday celebration on Friday, November 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. (rain date Saturday, November 28).
The evening will kick off with live traditional holiday music performances and joyful sing-a-longs by a live specialty duo. Guests can sip hot cocoa, eggnog, or adult beverages and indulge in Christmas cookies or cake pop treats, all while browsing an array of holiday gifts, including exclusive resort ornaments and glassware.
Santa made his list and checked it twice and will be handing out goodies to those who have been on their best behavior! A raffle will be held for select prizes including an overnight stay and gift cards to La Mer’s waterfront restaurant, the Pier House.
Andy Family Making Family Important
“After an unpredictable year, we are excited to bring a little holiday tradition to our community,” said George Andy, managing partner of La Mer Beachfront Resort. “We want to bring family and friends together during this special time of year and offer festive fun for all.”
The Andy family has been running the La Mer Hotel for over 50 years. Owner Gus was a valuable mentor of mine as the Chamber of Commerce President in 2011. And daughter Maria was instrumental in the launching of this blog. In the age of COVID the more merry events the merrier.
La Mer Beachfront Resort is located at 1317 Beachfront Ave., Cape May, NJ. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (609) 884-9000 or visit https://www.capemaylamer.com/
Meanwhile in West Cape May
Over on the west side of town, the Exit Zero Filling Station is staging its own version of a festive station. I discovered this while reading Terry O’brien’s pithy comments about sunsets in Cape May. Navigating this week’s issue of EZ, I learned about the pop-up shopping tents and vintage outdoor trailer bar.
All things are crucial for healthy and safe outdoor libations in a season of COVID-19. The Festive Station opens this Friday, November 27th.
Also happening in West Cape May, the local business association is having its version of Hospitality Weekend. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 4th through the 6th, local merchants will be participating. Merchants will be open and offering special discounts, and shoppers will be able to participate in contests to win prizes from their favorite stores.
Now, what are these rumors about a car parade through Cape May????