Things to do in Cape May - 2022 Events, Festivals & tours.
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NOTE:  COVID-19 may have impacted events - it is always best to call and confirm

UPDATED: September 2022

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 June and then there's Exit Zero's International Jazz Fest which happens twice a year in the Spring and Fall.  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 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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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 2023 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 13th - 16th 2023
     

  • 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 17th - 20th 2023
     

  • Beach Plum Farm's Farm-to-Table Valentines Day Dinner Series, BYOB, February 2023 dates TBD, gates open at 6 PM - Reserve early, these book up fast!
     

  • Check out Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery "Wine and Chocolate Tasting" - The Wine & Chocolate Tasting is $18 per person (includes a souvenir glass) and includes 6 wines paired with gourmet chocolate (12 PM - 5 PM) - Every day until  February 20th, 2022.
     

  • Crafts & Collectible Winter Show at Convention Hall, February 2023 Dates TBD
     

  • Comedy UnCorked at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy a three-course, wine-paired dinner and comedy show starring a different group of hilarious NYC comedians each month. 6-7 Pm: Social Hour (Cash Bar), 7 PM: Three-course wine-paired dinner is served.  8 PM: Comedy Show begins immediately following dinner, featuring three amazing NYC comics and comedic host, Sam Mushman.  Tickets are only $95 per person (dinner, wine, AND a show!!).  2023 Dates TBD, 6:00 - 9:30 PM). 
     

ONGOING EVENTS IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY:

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

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

    •  Cape May Winery (open daily)

    • Willow Creek Winery (winter hours: closed Mondays & Wednesdays)

    • Natali Vineyard (open daily)

    • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery (open daily)
       

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

    • Open Year Round - Updated February 2022: 

      • Delaney's Irish Bar & Restaurant (open daily)

      • George's Place (open daily)

      • Lucky Bones (open daily)

      • Lobster House (open daily)

      • The Ugly Mug (open daily)

      • Hemingway's at the Grand Hotel (open daily)

      • C-View Inn (open daily)

      • Sapore Italiano (open daily)

      • YB (closed Tuesdays)

      • The Ebbitt Room (re-opening February 11th 2022, open daily)

      • The Blue Pig at Congress Hall (re-opening February 10th 2022, open daily)

      • The Washington Inn (closed Sunday/Monday)

      • Fin's Bar & Grill (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

      • Mad Batter (re-opening February 10th 2022, closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

      • Bella Vida Garden Cafe (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

      • Taco Caballitos (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

      • Peter Shields (closed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

      • Secondo's (closed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

      • Viggiano's on Sunset (closed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

      • Panico's Bistro (closed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)
         

  • Fire Pit 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.  Saturday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM).
     

  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate or do a Combo Emlen Pysick Estate/Trolley Tour - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
     

  • Tour The Harriet Tubman Museum, located on a block that anti-slavery activists called home in Cape May. Lafayette Street and Franklin Street became a center of abolitionist activity centered around three important buildings developed in 1846.  Friday & Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  |  Sunday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.  Guided tours at the top of each hour.
     

  • The Symposium & Open-Mic at Nauti Spirits Distillery, Weekly Historic Cocktail Paired with Tunes and Talent,
    Every Thursday night, 6:30 - 9:30 PM.
     

  • Cape May Lighthouse Tour - Climb 199 steps to the top - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
     

  • Visit the Cold Spring Brewery located in one of the coolest restored barns you'll ever see - Open Thursdays thru Sundays, 12:00 - 8:00 PM (Sundays they close at 6 PM).
     

  • Visit the Cape May Zoo, one of the coolest small town zoo's you will ever see - Open Daily, Year Round (10:00 - 3:30 PM).  Free to visitors, donations graciously accepted.
     

  • Roller Skating at Convention Hall, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in January and February.
     

  • 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 (CMBC), take a tour and taste their award winning craft brews, Open Daily 12 PM - 7 PM.  Visit CMBC on Tuesday nights for Trivia, 5:30 - 7:30 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 2022 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

MARCH | APRIL DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Don't miss the 15th annual Singer Songwriter Weekend, 2022 Dates TBD - This is a GREAT Weekend - Plan your Cape May Getaway Now!
     

  • Comedy UnCorked at Willow Creek Winery - Enjoy a three-course, wine-paired dinner and comedy show starring a different group of hilarious NYC comedians each month. 6-7 Pm: Social Hour (Cash Bar), 7 PM: Three-course wine-paired dinner is served.  8 PM: Comedy Show begins immediately following dinner, featuring three amazing NYC comics and comedic host, Sam Mushman.  Tickets are only $95 per person (dinner, wine, AND a show!!).  Thursdays:  March  24th and April 21st 2022, 6:00 - 9:30 PM. 
     

  • Don't miss the Pink Moon Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse on Monday, April 16th 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
     

  • Crafts & Collectible Show at the Emlen Physick Estate, Saturday, April 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
     

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: 
    Peter Sheilds, Delaney's Irish Bar & Restaurant, George's Place, Lucky Bones, Lobster House, The Ugly Mug, Hemingway's, C-View Inn, Sapore Italiano, YB, Ebbitt Room, Blue Pig, Mad Batter, Washington Inn, Taco Caballitos, Bella Vida, Viggiano's on Sunset, Panico's, Secondo's.
     

  • Climb the 199 stairs of the Cape May Lighthouse - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until March 20th 2022 | Daily tours starting March 25th 2022
     
  • 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.
     

  • Fire Pit 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.  Saturday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (live music from 6-9 PM).
     

  • The Symposium & Open-Mic at Nauti Spirits Distillery, Weekly Historic Cocktail Paired with Tunes and Talent,
    Every Thursday night, 6:30 - 9:30 PM.
     

  • Visit the Cold Spring Brewery located in one of the coolest restored barns you'll ever see - Open Thursdays thru Sundays, 12:00 - 8:00 PM (Sundays they close at 6 PM)
     

  • Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise on the Cape May Whale Watcher, Saturdays & Sundays, starting March 12th 2022.
     

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

  • Roller Skating at Convention Hall, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in March (ends March 27th 2022).
     

  • 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 - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until March 20th 2022 | Daily tours starting March 25th 2022
     

  • 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.
     

  • Visit the Cape May Designer House - a self guided tour, 2022 Dates TBD.

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Things to do in Cape May in May & June

    May & June 2022 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

MAY | JUNE DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • 33rd Annual Cape May Music Festival runs from May 1st - June 30th 2022
     

  • Crafts & Collectible Spring Show at the Emlen Physick Estate, Saturday, May 7th 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
     

  • Exit Zero's Spring Jazz Festival, International touring artists perform on 2 outdoor stages on the grounds of the Exit Zero Ferry Park, located at the Cape May Ferry Terminal. Music at Exit Zero Ferry Park runs from 11am-6pm each Festival day, May 13th - 15th 2022.
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse on Monday, May 16th 2022 (starting at 7:00 PM) and Tuesday, June 14th 2022, starting at 8:00 PM
     

  • Murder Mystery Dinner & Show - Enjoy a four-course dinner and watch as the mystery and drama unfold around you during “The Trouble With Silver Spoons,” an original mystery by Jacky Fazio., Wednesdays, May 18th & 25th 2022, Tickets $65/pp
     

  • Cape May Restaurant Week, June 5th - 11th 2022 (tentative dates)
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company - Back by popular demand, Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman, Starts June 15th 2022
     

  • Crafts & Collectible Summer Show at the Emlen Physick Estate, Saturday, June 18th 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
     

  • Cape May Garden Tour, step past the frontage and explore the private plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s natural areas and most dedicated gardeners.  Saturdays:  May 21st & June 25th 2022 (1:00 - 4:00 PM
     

 

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.
     

  • The Symposium & Open-Mic at Nauti Spirits Distillery, Weekly Historic Cocktail Paired with Tunes and Talent,
    Every Thursday night, 6:30 - 9:30 PM.
     

  • Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise on the Cape May Whale Watcher, daily tours.
     

  • 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.
     

  • Fire Pit 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.  Saturdays 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 2022, 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 2022 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...         

JULY | AUGUST DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Wednesday, July 13th and Thursday, August 11th 2022
     

  • Family Fun Crafts Show at the Lighthouse, Cape May Point, Wednesdays July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th 2022  | August 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th 2022
     

  • Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival, Saturday, July 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company - Back by popular demand, Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman, runs through July 23rd 2022  |  Who Am I This Time? runs July 27th - September 3rd 2022
     

  • National IPA Day at Cape May Brewery, a universal movement that was created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers, and brewers worldwide Thursday/Friday, August 4th & 5th 2022.
     

  • National Tattoo Arts Convention at Wildwood Convention Hall, August 12th - 14th 2022.
     

  • Seafarers Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village, August 27th & 28th 2022.
     

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
     

  • Fire Pit 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.  Saturday 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 2022 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 12:00 - 8:00 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 2022 Cape May Things to Do | Attractions & Activities...  

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Cape May Harbor Brew Fest, Saturday, September 17th 2022
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company - Who Am I This Time? runs until September 3rd 2022  |  Possessing Harriet runs September 21st thru October 15th 2022.
     

  • Don't miss the Full Moon Climb at the Lighthouse, starting at 8 PM on Saturday, September 10th 2022.
     

  • 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 - Saturday, September 24th, 2022 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
     

  • 2nd 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 24th 2022.
     

  • Cape May 50th Annual Victorian Weekend, Celebrate Cape May's Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of Victorian themed tours and events, October 7th - 9th 2022.
     

  • Exit Zero's Jazz Festival, September 30th thru October 2nd 2022.
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company, for one night only, Phantom of the Opera (Silent Film), Friday, October 28th 2022
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company, for one night only, Poe by Candlelight, Saturday, October 29th 2022
     

  • 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 9:00 AM and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available - Saturday, October 8th 2022.
     

  • Full Moon Climb at the Cape May Lighthouse, Sunday, October 9th 2022 (this is the last climb of the year).
     

  • Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show at the Physick Estate, Sunday, October 9th 2022 (10 AM - 4 PM).
     

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend, Holmes returns to Cape May with an all new mystery. Three days of intrigue, suspense, clue searches, and live performances. - October 14th - 16th & October 21st - 23rd 2022.
     

  • 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 2022 Dates TBD
     

  • Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea, Cape May Convention Hall, Saturday, October 22nd 2022.
     

  • Halloween Crafts & Collectible Show at the Emlyn Physick Estate - Saturday, October 29th 2022 (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 
     

  • Fire Pit 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.  Saturday 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 14th - 31st 2022.

  • 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 2022 Cape May Things to Do...                                       

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS:

  • Crafts & Collectibles Show, Cape May Convention Hall - Saturday, November 5th 2022, 10:00 - 4:00 PM.
     
  • Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend, November 18th -20th 2022 - The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Physick Estate will take place on Sat, Nov 19th 2022 (5:00 - 7:30 PM)
     

  • Holiday Crafts & Collectibles Show, Cape May Convention Hall - Saturday & Sunday, November 25th & 26th 2022, 10:00 - 4:00 PM.
     

  • East Lynne Theater Company, 'Christmas Presents from the Past', show runs November 25th thru December 10th 2022.
     

  • Cape May Customer Appreciation Days (formally called Hospitality Nights) – Friday, December 9th 2022.
     

  • Lamplighters Christmas Tour - a self-guided evening tour of selected Cape May Bed and Breakfast's and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays, November 25th & 26th, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 26th & 28th 2022 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM).
     

  • Holidays Inn Tours - Sponsored by MAC, a self guided tour through a selection of Cape Mays inns and private homes decked out in their holiday splendor, November 28th & 29th, December 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th 2022 (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM). 
     

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rotary Park - The festive family program will include caroling, remarks from dignitaries, and a special visit from Santa Claus! Come early and/or stay late and finish crossing off that Christmas list.  Friday, December 2nd 2022.
     

  • West Cape May Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 3rd 2022
     

  • 49th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours in Cape May, Saturdays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th 2022 - 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 3rd & 10th 2022 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.
     

  • Fire Pit 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.  Saturday 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 18th thru January 1st 2023.
     

  • 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

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Victorian Christmas

Plan your Trip to Cape May During the Holidays