When it comes to the holidays, arguably no NJ town does it better than Cape May. Starting November 27, Cape May will transform into the Garden State’s holiday headquarters. At the center of it all is Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland.

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With exciting events including Breakfast with Santa and the Congress Hall Express train ride, it’s seasonal fun for families that will make the holidays fun and memorable, even during this unusual time.

As America’s oldest seaside resort, dating back to 1816, Congress Hall is fun and the summer and truly festive and special during the holiday season. The town’s Victorian architecture makes you feel like you’re on the set of a movie.

A cool addition to the annual event this year is the chance to dine inside a Winter Igloo on Congress Hall’s Great Lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Train rides will be available to guests of Congress Hall and those with dining reservations at one of their restaurants. Activities including ornament and wreath making will bring families together.

With travel plans for winter break canceled due to COVID, Congress Hall is a fun and safe alternative to out-of-state travel and with its incredibly festive decorations, the spirit of the holidays is strong here!

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Winter Wonderland including igloo dining kicks off Friday, November 27 and continues through January 2. Breakfast with Santa (November 28-December 20) is a highlight and visits with the big guy in the hotel’s ballroom or Blue Pig Tavern will be safe and socially distanced. Don’t miss the grand tree lighting ceremony, plus live music on Friday, December 4 at 6 pm. Guests staying over on Christmas Eve will be greeted with a festive stocking adorning their room.

There’s also plenty to do in town including candlelight house tours, Santa Trolley rides, the annual West Cape May Christmas Parade (12/5) and more.

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This NJ mama had a chance to visit earlier this month and while it was a great experience sitting in the Brown Room drinking cocktails, I can’t wait to come back with the kids to try the hot cocoa bar! And while the holidays will look different this year, great care was taken at the hotel and in all its restaurants to ensure guests and employees were as safe as possible.

Visit Congress Hall’s website for more information.

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