La Mer Beachfront Resort Lighting up the East End of Cape May

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

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????



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  1. Charles Enlind
    November 25, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    I started coming to Cape May early in the 1960s and find it heads above most seashore areas. The
    architecture is a draw along with great restaurants, live theater, places to go and things to do. It is
    all very compact which is a plus. Most people in the Washington area settle for Rehobeth Beach or
    Ocean City or perhaps Virginia Beach but Cape May is far more intriguing and not all that hard to
    get to by taking the ferry from Lewes, DE. It is interesting that a city of 9,000 year around residents
    can support as many places and activities that Cape May does.

    • November 25, 2020 / 12:09 pm

      Always a delight to have you comment or email Charles. Not sure we have that many. With nearly 2000 registered voters, I didn’t think the population was quite that large. Nonetheless, you are spot on. We are always creating and fulfilling the desire for new things to do. Happy Thanksgiving sir.

    • November 28, 2020 / 9:42 am

      I saw the intrepid Aleks go live from there last night. Looked like a wonderful evening. Life!!!