Cape May’s An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit Delights the Child in Everyone

Since 2011, thousands of Christmas holiday visitors to Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, both young and old, have delighted in “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” which has become an annual part of Cape May’s festive holiday season. Experience an exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, toys and much more. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) received a donation in 2009 of an extensive Dept. 56 Dickens Village Collection from Ernie & Betsy Heegard. The collection has become the integral piece in this exhibit, which is open daily Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, 2017 (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission is free. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508 or visit For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at