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Things to do in Cape May - 2020 Events, Festivals & tours.
Things to Do in Cape May Off-Season Guide

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Cape May is one of the only New Jersey shore towns that is a year round town.  While June, July & August are undoubtedly the peak tourist months in Cape May, rest assured, there is always something going on in this town, anytime of the year

 

The month of October is jam packed with Halloween Happenings in Cape May - Historic Haunts Tour, Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate, Murder Mystery Dinners, Private Homes Tours and Ghost Trolley Tours, just to name a few.  In addition, the restaurants/bars and shops area still open daily - this is a great time of the year to catch some amazing end-of-season sales.

 

Christmas time in Cape May is something that you have to experience at least once in your lifetime.  Cape May B&B's, hotels, store fronts, as well as private homes are decorated head-to-toe with holiday lights and decor, all competing for the coveted 1st Place Winner of the Light Up Cape May Competition that takes place each December (Proud to announce the Mason Cottage won 1st Place, Best Overall in 2016 and 2nd place in 2018). 

While town does quiet down in January and February, there are still a lot of things to do in Cape May in the winter months.  February is actually quite busy with Valentine's day and Presidents Weekend and most of the restaurants and shops are open during this time.   These are the perfect months to plan a romantic Cape May Getaway - Don't miss our Top 10 List of Most Romantic Things to do in Cape May

 

March thru June & November are great months to visit Cape May if you are a music aficionado.  The singer- songwriter festival kicks it off in March, followed by the Cape May Music Festival, which runs from the end of May thru mid-June and then there's Exit Zero's International Jazz Fest which happens twice a year, April and November.  In addition to these great music events, visitors can always find live music somewhere in Cape May, anytime of the year - In the off season, don't miss Open-Mic Night on Sundays at the Mad Batter, as well as great live bands at the Boiler Room Congress Hall or the Ugly Mug.  In season, there is usually some type of live music happening at many of the local spots, check out the Rusty 'Nail', Cabana's, the Merion Inn (for romantic piano music at night) and the Schooner at the Lobster House, just to name a few.

Cape May things to do in winter
January | February

Winter "Off-Season' Things to do in Cape May

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July | August

Peak Season Events & Activities in Cape May

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March | April

Early Spring Things to do in Cape May

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September | October

A More Relaxed Vibe | Haunted Cape May & Halloween Events

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May | June

Spring and Early Summer Things to do in Town

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Holiday Events | Christmas Time in Cape May

 

Things to do Off-Season | Winter in Cape May

    January & February 2020 Cape May Things to Do...                                       

DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • 3rd Monday in January - Martin Luther King's Birthday Observed - Why not celebrate with a long weekend getaway in Cape May.  Weekend, January 17th - 20th 2020.
     

  • Check out Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery "Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekends - The Wine & Chocolate Tasting is $14 per person and includes 8 wines and 4 gourmet chocolate pairings (11 AM - 5 PM) - February 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th 2020
     

  • Comedy UnCorked at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy local wine, dinner and a Comedy Show.  Saturdays, January 18th & February 8th  2020
     

  • Romance your Sweetheart for Valentine's Day - Tie in Presidents Weekend for a long romantic weekend getaway in Cape May at the Mason Cottage, Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn, February 14th - 17th 2020
     

  • Crafts & Collectible Show at the Cape May Convention Center, February 15th & 16th 2020

     

ONGOING EVENTS IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY:

  • Hop on Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Green & Red Trolley for a Winter Historic District Trolley Tour (Fridays Thru Mondays thru February 29th). 
     

  • Visit one of the many Cape May vineyards, Open Year Round:

    •  Cape May Winery

    • Willow Creek Winery

    • Natali Vinyards

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery 
       

  • Check out one of these amazing Year Round Cape May Restaurants/Bars:

    • Open Year Round, 7 Days a Week:  Tisha's, The Blue Pig Tavern, Delaney's Irish Bar & Restaurant, Fin's Bar & Grill, The Ugly Mug, Mad Batter, Lucky Bones, Lobster House, Bella Vida Garden Cafe, Hemingway's, George's, The Brown Room Bar at Congress Hall

    • Open Weekends Only: In addition to the restaurants listed above, Peter Shields, Washington Inn, The Ebbitt Room, That's Amore, Sapore Italiano, Boiler Room are open on the weekends.
       

  • Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy locally grown, produced, and bottled wines while listening to live music from local musicians around the winery's fire pit.  The winery also offers a lovely selection of tapas and small plates.  Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM)  
     

  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate - Saturdays only in January & February
     

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Daily, Year Round.  Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Go shopping, while a few of the shops are open 7 days a week, many of the shops in Cape May are open on the weekends.
     

  •  Relive those younger years with Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Center, Friday's, Saturday's & Sunday's

 

  • Check out some great local talent during Open-Mic Night, Sunday nights at the Mad Batter.
     

  • Visit the Cape May Brewing Company, take a tour and taste their award winning craft brews, Open Daily 12 PM - 8 PM.
     

  • From craft beers to fancy cocktails, the Boiler Room (in the basement of Congress  Hall) features live music Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.  Their menu features brick-oven artisan pizza.
     

  • Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the legendary Cape May Day Spa - Open Daily, Year Round.
     

  • Beach Plum Farm's Farm-to-Table Valentines Day Dinner Series, BYOB, Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th 2020 - Reserve early, these book up fast!

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Things to do Early Spring in Cape May

    March & April 2020 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

MARCH | APRIL DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Don't miss the 13th annual Singer Songwriter Weekend in Cape May, March 27th & 28th 2020 - This is a GREAT Weekend - Plan your Cape May Getaway Now!
     

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend, March 13th - 15th 2020
     

  • Comedy UnCorked at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy local wine, dinner and a Comedy Show.  Saturday, March 21st  2020
     

  • Don't miss the Pink Moon Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse on Wednesday, April 8th 2020, starting at 8 PM
     

  • Exit Zero's Spring Jazz Festival, April 17th - 19th 2020
     

  • Madeleine Peyroux Trio, headlining at Exit 0 Jazz Fest, performing at Schmidtchen Theater, April 18th 2020.  This is going to be sell-out weekend, book your Cape May Bed and Breakfast Room Early
     

  • Cape May Spring Festival Celebration begins April 24th - May 17th 2020. 


ONGOING CAPE MAY EVENTS IN MARCH & APRIL:
 

  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts 'MAC', Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour - from ghost tours to sea-side mansion tours - MAC has a tour for every interest.
     

  • Visit one of the many Cape May vineyards

    • Cape May Winery

    • Willow Creek Winery

    • Natali Vinyards

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery 
       

  • Check out one of these amazing Year Round Cape May Restaurants/Bars

    • Open Year Round, 7 Days a Week:  Tisha's, The Blue Pig Tavern, Delaney's Irish Bar and Restaurant, Fin's Bar & Grill, The Ugly Mug, Mad Batter, Lucky Bones, Lobster House, Bella Vida Garden Cafe, Hemmingway's, The Brown Room Bar at Congress Hall

    • Open Weekends Only: In addition to the restaurants listed above, Peter Shields, Washington Inn, Georges Place, Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood, The Ebbitt Room, The Blue Rose, That's Amore, Sapore Italiano, Boiler Room
       

  • Climb the 199 stairs of the Cape May Lighthouse - Saturdays Only thru March | Daily tours in April
     

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Daily, Year Round, Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate - Saturdays only until March 17th | Daily tours in April
     

  • Hawk Haven Vineyards presents 'Saturdays on the Crushpad', enjoy an afternoon of wine, food pairings and a  variety of musical performances by local singer-songwriters.  Staring in April, Saturdays 11 AM t- 6 PM (Live music 1 - 4 PM)
     

  • Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy locally grown, produced, and bottled wines while listening to live music from local musicians around the winery's fire pit.  The winery also offers a lovely selection of tapas and small plates.  Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM)  
     

  • Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the legendary Cape May Day Spa - Open Daily, Year Round.
     

  • From craft beers to fancy cocktails, the Boiler Room (in the basement of Congress  Hall) features live music Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.  Their menu features brick-oven artisan pizza.
     

  • Relive those younger years with Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Center, Friday's, Saturday's & Sunday's (March Only, Not available in April)
     

  • Check out some great local talent during Open-Mic Night, Sunday nights at the Mad Batter.
     

  • Visit the Cape May Brewing Company, take a tour and taste their award winning brews, Open Daily 12 PM - 8 PM
     

  • Pretty much all of the Cape May restaurants and bars are now open 7 days a week starting in April.
     

  • Most of the shops in Cape May are now open 7 days a week, all shops are open on the weekends. 
     

  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate or do a Combo Emlen Pysick Estate/Trolley Tour - Daily Tours.
     

  • Visit the WWII Lookout Tower which played a major role in coastal defense during WWII - No March Tours | Tours on Saturdays and Sundays during April.
     

  • Starting April 27th - Visit the Cape May Designer House - a self guided tour.

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Things to do in Cape May in May & June

    May & June 2020 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

MAY | JUNE DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • The building, we today call the Mason Cottage, Cape May Bed & Breakfast will celebrate its 150th Birthday on June 11th, 2021.  Starting on June 1st 2020, all Guests staying at the Mason Cottage will be entered into the 2021 drawing of Giveaways.  Drawings to take place in April 2021, May 2021 and June 11th 2021.  More details to follow.  
     

  • 31st Annual Cape May Music Festival runs from May 4th - June 12th 2020
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse on Thursday, May 7th 2020, starting at 8 PM
     

  • 3rd Annual Sip into Spring Festival, Saturday May 9th 2020
     

  • Cape May Spring Festival, runs thru May 17th 2020
     

  • Spring Celebration Cape May Garden Tour, Saturday, May 30th 1- 4 PM.  Get a behind the scenes look at some of Cape May's most beautiful gardens.  For more information, visit MAC
     

  • Cape May Restaurant Week, May 30th -  June 6th 2020
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Friday, June 5th 2020
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company presents 'POSSESSING HARRIET (NJ Premiere)', June 17th - 27th 2020
     

  • Cape May Hops Festival, Blues, Brews & Barbecue, Saturday, June 20th 2020

 

 

 

ONGOING CAPE MAY EVENTS IN MAY | JUNE:
 

  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts 'MAC', Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour - Over 8 different trolley tour types offered, from ghost tours to sea-side mansion tours - MAC has a tour for every interest.
     

  • Visit one of the many Cape May vineyards

    •  Cape May Winery

    • Willow Creek Winery

    • Natali Vinyards

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery 

    • Turdo Winery
       

  • All Cape May restaurants and bars are Open Daily, Always call for confirm opening dates
     

  •  From designer boutiques to gourmet food stores, Cape May has a ton of great shopping - with unique and different items you won't find anywhere else.
     

  • Climb the 199 stairs of the Cape May Lighthouse - Daily Tours.
     

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Year Round, Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise on the Cape May Whale Watcher, Saturdays & Sundays, starting May 2nd 2019
     

  • Cape May Stage presents "Adopt a Sailor" about Patricia and Richard, a successful and artistic couple from New York City who inadvertently "adopt a sailor" during Fleet Week in New York City, and the young man from Turkeyscratch, Arkansas who changes their lives forever.  Play rund from May 20th thru June 26th 2020
     

  • Visit the Cape May Designer House, a self guided tour, runs thru October 1st 
     
  •  Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the legendary Cape May Day Spa - Open Daily, Year Round
     

  •  Tour the Emlen Physick Estate or do a Combo Emlen Pysick Estate/Trolley Tour - Most Days in May, Daily Tours in June.
     

  • Hawk Haven Vineyards presents 'Saturdays on the Crushpad', enjoy an afternoon of wine, food pairings and a  variety of musical performances by local singer-songwriters.  Saturdays 11 AM to 6 PM (Live music 1 - 4 PM)
     

  • Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy locally grown, produced, and bottled wines while listening to live music from local musicians around the winery's fire pit.  The winery also offers a lovely selection of tapas and small plates.  Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM)  
     

  • The West Cape May Farmers Market at 732 Broadway (behind West Cape May Borough Hall), features local, fresh produce/herbs, antiques, live craft demonstrations, coffee, freshly prepared food items from seafood to BBQ and live music.  Every Tuesday, starting June 23rd, 2020, 3pm-7:30pm.  Live music starting at 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine.
     

  •  Visit the WWII Lookout Tower which played a major role in coastal defense during WWII - Tours on Saturdays and Sundays during May, Daily in June.
     

  •  Visit the Cape May Brewing Company, take a tour and taste their award winning brews, Open Daily 12 PM - 8 PM
     

  •  Visit Sunset Beach for the Flag Lowering Ceremony, Daily at sunset, Memorial Day through October
     

  • Visit one of Cape May's top rated beaches.  If you are a guest of the Mason Cottage, Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn, enjoy complimentary, beach chairs, beach towels and bicycles. 
     

  • Interested in visiting the many Cape May wineries, breweries and distilleries but don't want to drive, then a trip with Tasting's & Tours may be the perfect option.
     

  • Take a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride through Town with the Cape May Carriage Company, Day and Evening Tours
     

  •  Check out one of the many boat and nature tours/cruises, like the Sunset Lighthouse Cruise, the Fisherman's Wharf Tour or the Harbor Tour to name a few.

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Things to do in Cape May in JULY & August

    July & August 2020 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

JULY | AUGUST DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival, Saturday, August 1st 2020
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Sunday, July 5th and Monday, August 3rd 2020
     

  • Family Fun Crafts Show at the Lighthouse, Cape May Point, Wednesdays July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th  | August 5th, 12th & 19th 2020
     

ONGOING CAPE MAY EVENTS IN JULY | AUGUST:
 

  • Visit one of Cape May's top rated beaches.  If you are a guest of the Mason Cottage, Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn, enjoy complimentary, beach chairs, beach towels and bicycles. 
     

  • In addition to the list below, I have also compiled a list of 'Offbeat Things to do in Cape May', it is definitively worth a read
     

  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts 'MAC', Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour - Over 8 different trolley tour types offered, from ghost tours to sea-side mansion tours - MAC has a tour for every interest.
     

  • Visit one of the many Cape May vineyards

    • Cape May Winery

    • Willow Creek Winery

    • Natali Vinyards

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery

    • Turdo Vineyards & Winery
       

  • Interested in visiting the many Cape May wineries, breweries and distilleries but don't want to drive, then a trip with Tasting's & Tours may be the perfect option.
     

  • From designer boutiques to gourmet food stores, Cape May has a ton of great shopping - with unique and different items you won't find anywhere else.
     

  • Climb the 199 stairs of the Cape May Lighthouse - Daily Tours. 
     

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Year Round, Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Take a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride through the Victorian Town with the Cape May Carriage Company, Day and Evening Tours
     

  • Hawk Haven Vineyards presents 'Saturdays on the Crushpad', enjoy an afternoon of wine, food pairings and a  variety of musical performances by local singer-songwriters.  Saturdays 11 AM to 6 PM (Live music 1 - 4 PM)
     

  • Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy locally grown, produced, and bottled wines while listening to live music from local musicians around the winery's fire pit.  The winery also offers a lovely selection of tapas and small plates.  Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM)  
     

  • The West Cape May Farmers Market at 732 Broadway (behind West Cape May Borough Hall), features local, fresh produce/herbs, antiques, live craft demonstrations, coffee, freshly prepared food items from seafood to BBQ and live music.  Every Tuesday, starting June 23rd, 2020, 3pm-7:30pm.  Live music starting at 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine.
     

  • Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise on the Cape May Whale Watcher
     

  • Cape May Stage presents:

'Last of the Red Hot Lovers', Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend. Play runs July 1st thru August 7th 2020

'Guilty Pleasures', From the writer of M*A*S*H*, Cheers and Frasier comes this new play full of high sea hilarity. In order to help their stagnant marriage, Larry and Jinx take a cruise vacation where they run into their celebrity crushes: America’s top news anchor and his wife, Hollywood’s biggest star. Larry and Jinx give each other a “free pass” to see if they can seduce them, but will this bring them back together or tear them apart for good? Play runs August 12th thru September 25th 2020
 

  • East Lynne Theater Company presents

  • Don't miss, Movies on the Beach.  This is a free event and no beach tags are required, Every Thursday in July & August, 8:30 - 11:00 PM

 

  • Visit the Cape May Designer House, a self guided tour, runs thru October 1st 
     

  •  Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the legendary Cape May Day Spa - Open Daily, Year Round
     

  •  Tour the Emlen Physick Estate or do a Combo Emlen Pysick Estate/Trolley Tour - Daily Tours.

 

  • Visit the WWII Lookout Tower which played a major role in coastal defense during WWII - Tours Daily
     

  • Check out one of the many boat and nature tours/cruises, like the Sunset Lighthouse Cruise, the Fisherman's Wharf Tour or the Harbor Tour to name a few.
     

  • Visit the Cape May Brewing Company, take a tour and taste their award winning brews, Open Daily 12 PM - 8 PM
     

  • Visit the Cold Spring Brewery located in one of the coolest restored barns you'll ever see.
     

  • Tour the Nauti Spirits Distillery or Cape May Distillery
     

  • Visit Sunset Beach for the Flag Lowering Ceremony, Daily at sunset, Memorial Day through October
     

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Things to do in Cape May in the Fall Season

  September & October 2020 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...  

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Cape May Food and Wine Celebration, September 11th - 20th 2020
     

  • Cape May Harbor Brew Fest, Saturday, September 12th 2020
     

  • Mutt Strut on the Promenade, Saturday, September 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Wednesday, September 2nd 2020
     

  • Cape May Oktoberfest,  Held on the Historic Jackson Street, you'll see the transformation from a seaside resort to a German promenade complete with food, beer, and music - September 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • Cape May 48th Annual Victorian Weekend, Celebrate Cape May's Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of Victorian themed tours and events - October 8th - 12th 2020
     

  • Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour, See elaborately designed kitchens with delicious tastings at each - Saturday, October 10th 2020
     

  • 3rd Annual BluesFest of Cape May, features premiere Blues acts, craft beers, and smokin’ barbecue - October 2020 Dates TBD,
     

  • Full Moon Climb at the Cape May Lighthouse, Thursday, October 1st 2020 (this is the last climb of the year).
     

  • Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show at the Physick Estate, October 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • 38th Annual Halloween Parade - The Parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street - October 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea, Cape May Convention Hall, October 2020 Dates TBD


ONGOING CAPE MAY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER:
 

September and October are one of the best months to visit the Cape May beaches.  It's less crowded, an all around more relaxing experience!  f you are a guest of the Mason Cottage, Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn, enjoy complimentary, beach chairs, beach towels and bicycles. 
 

  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts 'MAC', Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour - Over 8 different trolley tour types offered, from ghost tours to sea-side mansion tours - MAC has a tour for every interest.
     

  • Visit one of the many Cape May vineyards

    • Cape May Winery

    • Willow Creek Winery

    • Natali Vinyards

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
       

  • Climb the 199 stairs of the Cape May Lighthouse - Daily Tours. 
     

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Year Round, Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Take a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride through Town with the Cape May Carriage Company, Day and Evening Tours
     

  • Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise on the Cape May Whale Watcher 
     

  • Visit the Cape May Designer House, a self guided tour, runs thru October 1st 
     

  • Hawk Haven Vineyards presents 'Saturdays on the Crushpad', enjoy an afternoon of wine, food pairings and a  variety of musical performances by local singer-songwriters.  Saturdays 11 AM to 6 PM (Live music 1 - 4 PM)
     

  • Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy locally grown, produced, and bottled wines while listening to live music from local musicians around the winery's fire pit.  The winery also offers a lovely selection of tapas and small plates.  Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM)  
     

  • Halloween Happenings in Cape May, Historic Haunts Tour, Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate, Murder Mystery Dinners, Private Homes Tours - just a few of the events happening during Victorian Week in Cape May, October 16th - 31st 2020

  • East Lynne Theater Company presents

    • 'Born Yesterday', September 2nd thru 5th 2020 

    • 'Why Marry?', September 23rd thru October 17th 2020

    • NOSFERATU (1922), Friday, October 23rd 2020

    • 'Poe by Candlelight', Saturday, October 24th 2020
       

  • Cape May Stage presents:

    • 'Guilty Pleasures', From the writer of M*A*S*H*, Cheers and Frasier comes this new play full of high sea hilarity. In order to help their stagnant marriage, Larry and Jinx take a cruise vacation where they run into their celebrity crushes: America’s top news anchor and his wife, Hollywood’s biggest star. Larry and Jinx give each other a “free pass” to see if they can seduce them, but will this bring them back together or tear them apart for good? Play runs thru September 25th 2020

    • 'Shirley Valentine', When bored housewife Shirley Valentine tires of narrating her cooking to the walls of her kitchen, she sets out on a new and life-changing adventure.  Play runs September 30th thru October 30th 2020
       

  • Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the legendary Cape May Day Spa - Open Daily, Year Round
     

  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate
     

  • Beach Plum's Fall Farm-to-Table Dinner Series & Campfire Dinners, BYOB, September & October.  
     

  • Visit the Cape May Brewing Company, take a tour and taste their award winning brews, Open Daily - Did someone say "Cape May Bog'?, A must try seasonal beer!
     

  • Visit the Cold Spring Brewery located in one of the coolest restored barns you'll ever see. Open Thursday thru Sunday
     

  • Tour the Nauti Spirits Distillery or Cape May Distillery
     

  • Visit Sunset Beach for the Flag Lowering Ceremony, Daily at sunset, Memorial Day through October
     

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Things to do in Cape May During the Holidays

November & December 2020 Cape May Things to Do...                                       

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend, Holmes returns to Cape May with an all new mystery. Three days of intrigue, suspense, clue searches, and live performances. November 6th - 8th 2020
     

  • Crafts & Collectibles Show & Fairs, Cape May Convention Hall, November 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • Exit Zero's Jazz Festival, 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend, November 20th - 22nd 2020
     

  • Cape May Hospitality Nights - Thursday & Friday, December 2020 Dates TBD
     

  • Lamplighters Christmas Tour - a self-guided evening tour of four of Cape May’s finest B&B's or private homes, specially decorated for the holidays.  Owners and Innkeepers will share their holiday spirit at each location.  2020 Dates TBD
     

  • West Cape May Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 5th 2020
     

  • 47th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours in Cape May, Saturdays, December 5th, 12th & 19th 2020 - Reserve your Cape May Accommodations early, these are sell-out Weekends!  Stay in one of the Best Christmas decorated inns in all of Cape May - the Mason Cottage B&B will be on the December 2020 Dates TBD
     

ONGOING CAPE MAY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER | DECEMBER:
 

  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts 'MAC', Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour specifically geared towards the holiday season | Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Tour | Holiday Lights Trolley Tour | Santa's Trolley Rides | Daily tours, for more information, visit MAC
     

  • Visit one of the many Cape May vineyards

    • Cape May Winery

    • Willow Creek Winery

    • Natali Vinyards

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
       

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Daily, Year Round, Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Check out some great local talent during Open-Mic Night, Sunday nights at the Mad Batter.
     

  • Stay in one of the Best Decorated Cape May Bed & Breakfast Inn's for Christmas.  The Mason Cottage has won many awards over the years for their amazing holiday decorations. 
     

  • Take a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride through Town with the Cape May Carriage Company, Day and Evening Tours, Call for Availability
     

  • Hawk Haven Vineyards presents 'Saturdays on the Crushpad', enjoy an afternoon of wine, food pairings and a  variety of musical performances by local singer-songwriters.  Saturdays in November, 11 AM to 6 PM (Live music 1 - 4 PM)
     

  • Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy locally grown, produced, and bottled wines while listening to live music from local musicians around the winery's fire pit.  The winery also offers a lovely selection of tapas and small plates.  Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM)  
     

  • Get  the perfect gift for you loved one - Fantastic shopping, all shops are open (Fri- Sun).  Many are open all week during the holidays.
     

  • Cape May Stage presents:

"The Hanukkah Ham and Other Christmas Tragedies' A writing team, and former couple, revisit growing up and falling in love through many years of celebrating the holidays together.   Play runs November 18th thru December 27th 2020
 

  • Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the legendary Cape May Day Spa - Open Daily, Year Round
     

  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate, decked out for the holiday season.
     

  • An 'Old Fashioned Christmas Exhibit' at the Carroll Gallery in the Physick Estate Carriage House. Experience a breathtaking exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, and more | Daily, starting November 20th thru January 1st 2021
     

  • Beach Plum's Fall Holiday Dinner Series , BYOB, Reserve Early, they book up fast. 
     

  • Visit the Cape May Brewing Company, take a tour and taste their award winning brews, Open Daily

Looking for Cape May Accommodations?

Historic Inn

Stay in one of the Best Decorated Inns for the Christmas Season

Winter Itinerary

Looking for more ideas of what to do?  Check out our Top 7 Winter List

Victorian Christmas

Plan your Trip to Cape May During the Holidays