CapeMay.com - Cape May NJ Travel Guide and Vacation Planner

CapeMay.com Blog

Tag: christmas

2017 Light Up Cape May Winners

Congress Hall holiday decor 2017

Photo credit: Laura Thistle

The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May held their annual Light Up Cape May contest to determine the best-decorated houses and businesses this holiday season. Awards will be given at the Chamber Social Tuesday, Dec 12th at Elaines Restaurant. Here are this year’s winners:

Business Window
1. Spirit Catcher Photography
2. Fralingers
3. Delaneys

Business
1. Nature Center of Cape May
2. Sunset Liquors
3. FINS

Lodging
1. Albert Stevens Inn
2. Mission Inn
3. Henry Sawyer Inn

Residence
1. DeGroff Residence
2. Cottrell Residence
3. Kirk Residence

Best Display
Zeitler Residence

Best Overall
Congress Hall


Photos from the 2017 West Cape May Christmas Parade

Here is just a sampling of the floats and bands that marched in the West Cape May Christmas parade this year. The parade included everything from the U. S. Coast Guard band to local hero and baseball star Matt Czszur of the San Diego Padres. Dozens of fire fighting units were peppered in with floats and string bands. There were dancers who stopped to perform and even dogs and horses in what may have been the longest and most memorable event in the parade’s 52 year history. It ended with Santa crossing Ocean Street high atop his fire engine being preceded by the LCMR marching band. And the weather?It was just cold enough to be wintry but not as uncomfortable as it often has been in the past..


Holiday season kicks off in Cape May

The holiday season kicked off at the Emlen Physick Estate on Saturday evening with their annual tree-lighting ceremony. Congress Hall and the City of Cape May will both hold tree-lighting ceremonies on December 4th. West Cape May’s annual Christmas Parade will be at 5pm on Saturday, December 5th.

For all holiday events, keep an eye on our events calendar and follow us on Twitter.

Tree-Lighting at the Physick Estate

tree cookiesdrphysick
choir

Decor going up around town

gazebo mall santa


Christmas Eve at USCG Training Base, Cape May

The 187 recruits at Cape May’s Training Center for the United States Coast Guard were the beneficiaries of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses’ Club ‘s Adopt-a-Recruit program. Now in its third year, the wives gather together a few days before and stuff stockings for the recruits filled with gift cards, hair gel, other necessities, some candy bars and notes from home. An added treat this year – cookies and hot chocolate.


All dressed up in holiday lights

Cape May is ready for the holidays! We took the vote to Facebook and asked our fans to determine who’s got the best lights in town. The Dormer House won hands down.