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originally published: 10/24/2021
(CAPE MAY, NJ) — Victorian Cape May is ready to welcome visitors for the Christmas season and Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) offers tours, activities and events to celebrate hope and togetherness during this special time of year. Amble the gaslit streets and take in the ambiance of fragrant evergreens and festively decorated Victorian inns, hotels and homes in this National Historic Landmark City during the holidays.
Cape May is a popular destination at Christmas to celebrate with friends and family during six weeks of holiday tours, activities and events through the New Year! Tickets are limited. Enjoy these Cape May MAC holiday tours, activities and events this season:
Holiday Preview Weekend and Tree Lighting Ceremony: Daytime and evening holiday tours and events begin the weekend before Thanksgiving during Holiday Preview Weekend, November 19-21, at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., when Santa arrives by trolley to switch on the lights on the huge estate Christmas tree during the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, November 20 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. The evening features a free performance of holiday favorites by the Atlantic Brass Band.
48th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours: Cape May’s Christmas Candlelight House Tour has been a beloved annual tradition for nearly half a century! Since 1973, thousands of people on three nights in December walk the city’s stone walkways and gas lit streets and visit homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. Join us Saturday, December 4, 11 and 18 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for the return of this annual tradition. Tickets are limited.
Virtual Christmas Candlelight House Tour Video: Last holiday season, Cape May MAC announced a new way to experience Cape May at Christmas: the Virtual Christmas Candlelight House Tour Video. This virtual video tour created in 2020 is an intimate look inside 10 Cape May homes and inns, with the stories behind each one that can be enjoyed over and over. This is a timeless Cape May experience for viewing anytime, anywhere. Click here for tickets and more information.
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1879 Physick House Museum Tours
Physick Family Christmas House Tour: On this guided living history tour of the magnificent 1879 Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, decorated in authentic Victorian style for Christmas, your guide portrays a member of the Physick family …….