Christmas in Cape May - what is Christmas like in Cape May, New Jersey?

Christmas is the loveliest time of the year in Cape May. The town is dressed up in its finest Victorian splendor so visitors can get a glimpse of a Dickensian Christmas - Cape May style.

The West Cape May Christmas Parade is one our favorite events and evokes the pleasure and the joy of small town life. The parade is scheduled for the first Saturday every December. And make sure you pencil in Cape May's tree lighting ceremony and community caroling as well as Hospitality Night when the Washington Street Mall merchants open their doors and offer shoppers a treat and a beverage as they hurry to finish their Christmas shopping.

Dining and Shopping

Many folks want to know if Cape May restaurants and stores will be open during the Christmas holiday. You will be happy to know that yes, most shops and restaurants in Cape May are open during the Christmas season. The Washington Street Mall shops often have late shopping hours.

Visits with Santa

Santa Claus himself makes appearances at a variety of Cape May restaurants and shops during the holiday season, from quick visits to Breakfast with Santa. Check our events calendar for dates and times!

Holiday Decorations

Cape May is resplendant when she is decked in her holiday finest. The Washington Street Mall is dotted with lights, greenery, and decorations, and the historic homes and hotels around our town each decorate in a unique way,

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Congress Hall at Christmas Jackson Street in Cape May at Christmas
Mainstay Inn at Christmas Santa Claus in Cape May at Christmas