When it comes to the holidays, no NJ town does it better than Cape May, which was just voted one of the best Christmas towns in America! Starting Wednesday December 1, Cape May will transform into the Garden State’s holiday headquarters. At the center of it all is Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland.
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 in 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.
Don’t miss the chance to dine inside a Winter Igloo on Congress Hall’s Great Lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The Congress Hall’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on December 3, and the Cape May Holiday Parade returns this year on December 4 to kick off the holiday season. Train rides will be available to guests of Congress Hall and those with dining reservations at one of their restaurants.
Cape May is also a great destination for holiday shopping. This time of year, West End Garage transforms into holiday shopping headquarters. Visitors can take a shuttle to try some treats from Beach Plum Farm Bakery and Café and listen to holiday tunes while shopping for that perfect gift.
Breakfast with Santa (Saturdays, Sundays and Christmas Eve, December 4-24) is a highlight and visits with the big guy in the hotel’s ballroom or Blue Pig Tavern will be safe and socially distanced. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get the chance to see Jolly Old St. Nick. Kids will get the chance to tell Father Christmas all of their Christmas wishes, while parents snap a pretty picture for the mantle.
The kids will love playing holiday bingo with Blue the Pig and participating in family night singalongs. There’s also plenty to do in town including candlelight house tours, the All That Glitters trolley tour and the holiday tree lighting ceremony, taking place on November 20.
Visit Congress Hall’s website for more information.