Cape May Christmas
Christmas time is always a special time in Cape May as the Victorian houses are decorated with lights and special décor for the holidays. Visitors from across the country come to enjoy the seaside town to enjoy a Cape May Christmas and take part in the special holiday festivities. During the special Cape May Christmas holiday, you can enjoy events like the Old Fashioned Christmas Trolley Tours, Cape May Christmas Victorian House Tours where you can tour the Cape May Bed and Breakfasts, Candlelight and Lamplighter Tours, Christmas Parades, Christmas Craft Shows, and the Cape May Swedish Festival. Bacchus Inn, our Cape May Bed and Breakfast is located right near the seashore on Columbia Avenue. Looking for Cape May New Jersey Bed and Breakfast Hotels to stay in during your Cape May Christmas getaway? Our charming Cape May Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay, conveniently located right in the heart of all of the great Christmas events.
During the Cape May Christmas holiday period, several regions of the city offer house tours. Decked out in beautiful lights and period holiday décor, the Cape May Christmas house tours are especially wonderful. Enjoy caroling, fresh baked cookies, and hot tea and coffee with your tour. In addition to the walking tour of the Cape May Christmas lights and dazzling Victorian homes, visitors can enjoy Cape May Christmas light trolley tours as the trolley rides visitors through Downtown Historic Cape May New Jersey. The regular trolley ride is always a fun time, but the special Ghosts of Christmas Past Cape May Christmas trolley rides are especially thrilling. Hear ghost tales as you ride through the picturesque streets lined with Cape May’s beautiful historic Victorian homes. The trolley tours rides are sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. You can buy tickets at the Washington Street Mall Info Booth, and at Ocean and Washington Streets where the trolley stops.
In addition to the festive Cape May Christmas tours and trolley tours, the city annually hosts the Cape May Christmas Parade and holds a Cape May Christmas Craft Show where hundreds of crafters bring their holiday wares to sell. These events are always fun Cape May Christmas events for the whole family. Also, the city has another delightful holiday tradition; every year in early December, Cape May’s Scandinavian community hosts their annual Swedish Festival in the nearby town of Wildwood. Hosted at the grounds and fellowship hall of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, the Cape May Christmas Swedish Festival brings with it plenty of delicious traditional Swedish foods including Swedish pancakes, Scandinavian cheese, and crafters display their local arts and crafts during the event. Also, the Lucia Pageant is held during this time. The Swedish Lucia celebration is an annual festival in Swedish culture that is held on the 13th of December. On this day, according to their traditions, Saint Lucia brightens the darkness in the world and ushers in a new period of light and goodness and thus the Christmas celebration begins. In Swedish culture, Saint Lucia, or someone playing the part of Lucia, wears a wreath of lingonberry sprigs and candles atop her head to give the effect of a halo. Modern day Lucia’s opt for battery operated versions.
Cape May New Jersey is a scenic little seashore town located right on the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Known as the country’s oldest seaside resort, Cape May is well noted for its large number of beautifully maintained Victorian houses, the second largest collection of Victorian-era homes in the nation just after the West Coast city of San Francisco. It is a wonderful place to spend the Christmas holidays. Get away from the stresses of your daily life and come celebrate Christmas in Cape May, and enjoy a wonderful Cape May Vacation. Our Cape May Bed and Breakfast is located right in the heart of the historic district and is amidst all of the wonderful things to do during Christmas time.