Cape May Holiday Events

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Washington Street Mall Black Friday  

Friday, Nov. 25  


Many businesses will feature great sales and specials among festive décor. Santa Claus will be checking his list twice as he strolls the Mall. All three blocks of Washington Street will have continuous live music from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

Small Business Saturday 

Saturday, Nov. 26 


75+ small businesses will be offering their fantastic products and services, with many featuring great sales and specials, all among festive décor. Complete with live music from The Honeyhawks and The Mill Creek Pickers from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street.  

Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall  

Nov. 25 through Jan 1  

Congress Hall 

Congress Hall is delighted to announce its twelfth annual Winter Wonderland—our beloved holiday spectacular that celebrates this special time of year in Cape May. Join us for old favorites like Breakfast with Santa, Congress Hall Express rides, and Santa’s Workshop activities. 

West Cape May Tree Lighting 

Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.  

Wilbraham Park, between Myrtle and Perry Streets in West Cape May 

Visitors can enjoy music, holiday favorites sing along, and light refreshments. This event is a great way to kick off the West Cape May Christmas parade weekend. This event is sponsored by the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission and the Friends of Wilbraham Park. 

Congress Hall’s Tree Lighting  

Friday, Dec. 2 – Lighting at 8 p.m.  

Congress Hall 

Head to Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn as we usher in the spirit of the holidays with our Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy live music from our Festival Choir as we wait in anticipation. Then, we’ll count down together and throw the switch, illuminating our gorgeous 30-foot Tannenbaum. 

6 p.m. – Live music on the lawn 

7:30 p.m. – Concert and singalong with the festive chir 

8 p.m. – Tree lighting ceremony begins  

Rotary Park Tree Lighting  

Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.  

Rotary Park  

The Cape May City Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be taking place in Rotary Park. Join us for a night of old – fashioned family fun including caroling, tree lighting and a special visit from Santa Claus! 

West Cape May Christmas Parade   

Saturday, December 3 at 5 p.m. (rain date Dec 4)   

Route starts at the Firehouse and ends at the end of Carpenter Lane.   

Now in its 55th year, the parade marches through town beginning at the West Cape May Volunteer Firehouse heading South on Broadway, turning East on Perry, and finishing its route through to the end of Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. Each year a small group of volunteers assembles to create an unforgettable hometown memory, made possible by the donations received throughout the year by the Community and its guests. 

Cape May Holiday Craft Show  

Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 until 3 p.m.   

Cape May Convention Hall   

Shop when the doors open at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4th. Enjoy a wide range of gifts and holiday décor from local and regional artists and crafters. This arts & craft fair is free and open to the public.  

Angelus Chorus Holiday Concert

Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:30

Cape May Methodist Church

The famous singers return with a choral performance at the Methodist Church in Cape May. Come listen to masterful renditions of holiday classics from a group that dates back to the 1960s.

Angelus Chorus Convention Hall Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Cape May Convention Hall

The Angelus singers will sing alongside the John Walter Band for a breathtaking, and free, holiday concert.

Hospitality Night  

Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Washington Street Mall 

Enjoy carolers, our beautiful holiday décor, and a visit from Olde Saint Nick as participating merchants offer discounts and specials along with free lite bites and drinks.  

Holiday Concert and Reception   

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.  

Cape May Convention Hall    

This free holiday reception will once again feature America’s Sweethearts, this time with their live band. The New York City-based trio of classy ladies will perform a concert filled with your favorite holiday tunes. With songs like “Sisters”, “Christmas Land” and “Let It Snow”, you’ll be snuggling up to your sweetie in no time! Light refreshments will be served at the concert.  

Community Christmas Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 11 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Cape May Convention Hall

The City of Cape May and Cape May Police Department will be hosting the Nick Fedoroff Community Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 11 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall!

Come join us for an afternoon of FREE family Holiday fun including bounce houses, photo booths, face painting, games and of course Santa!

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