Everything we know so far about holiday dining in Cape May

We’ve had steady traffic on our holiday pages since well before Thanksgiving, so we know a lot of you are planning a Christmas trip to the shore! Here’s everything we know so far about the holiday dining events and experiences that will be offered in Cape May this year. It’s thinner than usual, but we’ll continue to update as new information comes in.

This post was last updated November 30, 2021

Visit with Santa Claus

Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall

Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, as well as Christmas Eve, you can sit down to breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall. Food is served family style at your table and includes hearty options including french toast sticks, egg casserole, bacon and sausage, as well as signature cupcakes. $28 for adults, $16 children, children 3 and younger are free.

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Breakfast with Santa at Hemingway’s at the Grand

On December 11th and 18th from 8-11am, enjoy a buffet breakfast with Santa at the Grand Hotel. And if the kids haven’t had time to pen a letter to Santa yet, they can write it on the spot and the Grand will send it along to the North Pole! This experience is $18.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids.

Reservations are recommended to guarantee a table. Call 609-884-5611 ext. 550.

Breakfast with Santa at The Pier House

December 5th, 12th, and 19th, have breakfast with Santa from 8am to 2pm at the Pier House! Featuring a special a la carte brunch menu. For more information and to reserve, call 609-884-9000.

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Santa at the Pink House

If you’d like a distanced photo op with Santa, stop by the Pink House at 33 Jackson Street from 2-4pm on December 11th. He’ll be appearing on the second-floor balcony!

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Santa’s Trolley Rides with Cape May MAC

Mrs. Claus comes direct from the North Pole to lead this tour!

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Brinch with the Grinch at Exit Zero Filling Station

December 5th from noon to 4pm – Instead of Mr. Claus, break bread with the Grinch! Kids’ meals come with a cookie decorating kit.

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Christmas Eve

The Winter Igloos at Congress Hall

Gather up to eight friends and enjoy a fixed-price dinner on the front lawn beneath Congress Hall’s illuminated tree in one of their winter igloos. The igloos are $75 to reserve and $45 per person. Reservation spots are still available for Christmas Eve.

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Christmas Day

The Wawa on Texas Avenue is a 24-hour location, and offers hoagies and coffee. There are also 24-hour Wawa locations that also offer fuel in North Cape May and Rio Grande.

Currently, we’re not able to locate any sit-down restaurants that will be serving on Christmas Day. We’re continuing to research! If your restaurant will be open, please email