Things to do in Cape May - 2021 Events, Festivals & tours.
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NOTE:  COVID-19 may have impacted events - it is always best to call and confirm

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.

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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Peak Season Events & Activities in Cape May

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Early Spring Things to do in Cape May

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A More Relaxed Vibe | Haunted Cape May & Halloween Events

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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 2021 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 16th - 18th 2021
     

  • 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 12th - 15th 2021
     

  • Beach Plum Farm's Farm-to-Table Valentines Day Dinner Series, BYOB, Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th 2021 - Reserve early, these book up fast!
     

ONGOING EVENTS IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY:

  • Hop on Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Green & Red Trolley for a Winter Historic District Trolley Tour (Saturdays and Sundays). 
     

  • 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:  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, Secondo's, C-View Inn, Viggiano's on Sunset, The Ebbitt Room
       

  • Fire Pit Fridays (and Saturdays) 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)  
     

  • Check out Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery "Wine and Chocolate Tasting" - The Wine & Chocolate Tasting is $30 per person (includes a souvenir glass) and includes 6 wines paired with gourmet chocolate (12 PM - 5 PM) - Every day in February 2021
     

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

  • Cape May Lighthouse Tour - Climb 199 steps to the top - Saturdays in January and 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.

  • 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.
     

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

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    March & April 2021 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

MARCH | APRIL DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Don't miss the 14th annual Singer Songwriter Weekend in Cape May, March 26th & 27th 2021 - This is a GREAT Weekend - Plan your Cape May Getaway Now!
     

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend, March 19th - 21st  2021
     

  • Don't miss the Pink Moon Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse on Monday, April 26th 2021, starting at 8 PM
     

  • Exit Zero's Spring Jazz Festival, April 23rds - 25th 2021
     

  • Crafts & Collectible Show at the Emlen Physick Estate, Saturday, April 24th 2021
     

  • Cape May Spring Festival Celebration begins April 30th - May 23rd 2021


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:  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, Secondo's, C-View Inn, Viggiano's on Sunset, The Ebbitt Room
     

  • Climb the 199 stairs of the Cape May Lighthouse - Saturdays Only | Daily tours starting March 26th 2021
     

  • 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.
     

  • 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 (and Saturdays) 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.
     

  • 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 2021 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.  
     

  • 32nd Annual Cape May Music Festival runs from May 30th - June 18th 2021
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse on Wednesday, May 26th 2021 and Thursday, June 24th 2021, starting at 8 PM
     

  • 4th Annual Sip into Spring Festival, Saturday May 8th 2021
     

  • Spring Crafts & Collectible Show at the Emlen Physick Estate, Saturday, May 8th 2021
     

  • Cape May Spring Festival, runs thru May 23rd  2021
     

  • Spring Celebration Cape May Garden Tour, TBD.  Get a behind the scenes look at some of Cape May's most beautiful gardens.  For more information, visit MAC
     

  • Cape May Restaurant Week, TBD
     

  • Cape May Hops Festival, Blues, Brews & Barbecue, Saturday, June 26th 2021

 

 

 

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 to 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
     

  • 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 29th thru August 31st 2021, 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 2021 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

JULY | AUGUST DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival, Saturday, August 14th 2021
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Friday, July 23rd and Sunday, August 22nd 2021
     

  • Family Fun Crafts Show at the Lighthouse, Cape May Point, Wednesdays July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 2021  | August 4th, 11th & 18th 2021
     

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 thru August 31st 2021, 3pm-7:30pm.  Live music starting at 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine.
     

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

  • 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 2021 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...  

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Cape May Harbor Brew Fest, Saturday, September 18th 2021
     

  • 1st Annual Bikes & Beers Event - Put on by Cape May Brewing Co.  This event features three routes departing from Cape May Brewing Company and traveling up through idyllic Cape May County. All rides will feature morning fuel stations, marked routes, rest stops with refreshments, ride marshals, and SAG support. The end of each route will take you back to the brewery for live music, games, giveaways… and of course, BEER! - Saturday, September 25th 2021
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Monday, September 20th 2021
     

  • 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 25th 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
     

  • Exit Zero's Jazz Festival, October 1st - 3rd 2021
     

  • Cape May 49th Annual Victorian Weekend, Celebrate Cape May's Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of Victorian themed tours and events - October 7th - 11th 2021
     

  • Lima Bean Festival, West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough’s Backyard Park (732 Broadway, behind the Fire House)! The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9:00am and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available - Saturday, October 9th 2021
     

  • Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour, See elaborately designed kitchens with delicious tastings at each - 2021 Dates TBD
     

  • 4th Annual BluesFest of Cape May, features premiere Blues acts, craft beers, and smokin’ barbecue - October 2021 Dates TBD,
     

  • Full Moon Climb at the Cape May Lighthouse, Wednesday, October 20th 2021 (this is the last climb of the year).
     

  • Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show at the Physick Estate, Sunday, October 10th 2021 (10 AM - 4 PM)
     

  • 39th 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 2021 Dates TBD
     

  • Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea, Cape May Convention Hall, Saturday, October 23rd 2021
     

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend - October 29th - 31st 2021
     

  • Halloween Crafts & Collectible Show at the Emlyn Physick Estate - Saturday, October 30th 2021 (10 AM - 3 PM)


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 15th - 31st 2021

  • 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 2021 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 5th - 7th 2021
     

  • Crafts & Collectibles Show, Cape May Convention Hall - Saturday, November 13th 2021
     

  • Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend, November 19th -21st 2021
     

  • Cape May Hospitality Nights - Thursday & Friday, December 2021 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.  2021 Dates TBD
     

  • West Cape May Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 4th 2021
     

  • 48th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours in Cape May, Saturdays, December 4th, 11th & 18th 2021 - 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 4th & 11th tour nights
     

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.
     

  • 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 19th thru January 1st 2022
     

  • 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

 

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