Menu - Cape May NJ Travel Guide and Vacation Planner Blog

Month: December 2011

Where to be on New Year’s Eve

Restaurants & hotels, send your information to to be added!

2011 New Year’s Eve Celebrations

The Glitter Ball – Congress Hall’s New Year’s Eve tradition. Celebrate with live entertainment, dancing, full service plated dinner, open bar and a champagne toast. 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. $165 per person – includes admission to the Boiler Room New Year’s Eve Party. Call 609-884-8421 to reserve.

Boiler Room New Year’s Eve Party – Usher in the New Year at the hottest party of the winter. Dance away to the vintage guitar sounds of The Billy D. Light Trio. Tasty snacks. Cash bar. 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. $20 per person. Call 609-884-8421 to reserve.

The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party at The Ocean Club Hotel. Five-course prix fixe dinner, open bar from 8-12:30. Champagne toast, party favors, dancing with live entertainment by marquee, one of New Jersey’s and Philadelphia’s premiere dance bands. Call 609-884-7000 to reserve.

New Year’s Eve Gala at the Grand Hotel – In the Penthouse Ballroom. Includes top shelf open bar with hors d’oeuvres, four-course surf and turf dinner, entertainment by Groove Place, champagne toast at midnight, 1 a.m. continental breakfast and mimosas. $130 per person. Call 609-884-5611 to reserve.

The Ebbitt Room – Seating from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at $75 per person; 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at $90 per person. Call 609-884-5700 to reserve.

The Mad Batter – Serving up a 4-course dinner for $75, with music from 8-midnight by Blondage. Call 609-884-5970 to reserve.

The Merion Inn – 4:30/5 a la carte seating (kid friendly). 7:00 and 9:30 seatings prix fixe menu. George Mesterhazy on piano all night! Call 609-884-8363 to reserve.

Peter Shields Inn – 5-course prix fixe dinner with music and dancing. Call 609-884-9090 to reserve. SOLD OUT

Union Park Dining Room – Five course prix fix: $55, $80 or $100. Call 609-884-8811 to reserve.

Tishas’s – Serving a special a la carte menu. Call 609-884-9119 to reserve.

The Washington Inn – New Year’s Eve Reservations are available. Call 609-884-5697 to reserve.

Axelsson’s Blue Claw Restaurant – Serving New Year’s Eve. Call 609-884-5878 to reserve (leave a message).

2012 New Year’s Day Celebrations

New Year’s Day Gala Brunch at Peter Shields Inn – Elegant buffet served from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 609-884-9090 to reserve.


Come inside Cherry House

A Christmas tea was held at Cherry House, 637 Hughes Street, December 19 and was invited inside for peak at the lovely interior. For those of you who don’t know, Cherry House was built in 1849 by Lemuel Leaming, member of the pioneer Leaming family, noted for its development of Cape May County. In the later 1850s it was the home of James Mcray, first burgess of Cape Island which, in 1875 officially became the City of Cape May.

Cherry House was named for the Cherry Family of Philadelphia, who owned and lived in the house from 1925 to 1947.

This year Cherry House was one of the selected homes offered by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities’ Lamplighter Tours. Take a virtual tour.

CCA holds 17th Annual Great Cookie Exchange

The Center for Community Arts held its 17th annual Great Cookie Exchange, Monday evening December 5 at the Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette Street, Cape May. Kids young and old arrived to make and decorate cookies, baskets and hats, make holiday cards and ornaments.
Every year, the cafeteria turns into Santa’s bakeshop where children and the young at heart decorate and eat holiday cookies to their heart’s content. This Cape May holiday ritual also brings together artists, bakers, crafts people and volunteers.