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Cape May County is filled with Holiday Fun!
From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the Jersey Cape is filled with holiday events, shopping and hospitality. We invite you to visit for a unique holiday experience.
The holiday season kicks off with many local restaurants offering traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner packages. So why not start a new tradition of Thanksgiving at the shore! You'll find great dinner and overnight packages at the Reed's Resort in Stone Harbor, or a wonderful Thanksgiving experience at The Washington Inn. Visit the Where To Eat page for a list of delicious dining establishments.
Good old St. Nick pays a visit - as he has for nearly 50 years - Dec. 2nd in the annual West Cape May Christmas Parade, perhaps the county's most popular holiday tradition. During the holidays, Cape May becomes a Christmas wonderland with beautifully decorated streets and unique gift shops for that special someone on Santa's list. Its parades, tours and events makes it a must do during the holidays. In fact, all the towns of the Jersey Cape roll out their best during the holidays with events and shopping in the quaint downtowns of Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, The Wildwoods and Sea Isle City.
There's nothing like going to see a theatrical show during the holidays and the Jersey Cape is full of them. So catch "The Ultimate Christmas Show" at Cape May Stage and "Luisa May Alcott's Christmas" at East Lynne Theater and the Ocean City Theatre Company's "A Christmas Carol, The Broadway Musical" at the Ocean City Music Pier.
Holiday themed Getaway Weekends start in November and a suggestion of must do events are Stone Harbor's "An Island Holiday/Christmas in Stone Harbor" citywide event November 25th and Cape May's Holiday Preview weekend November 17 -18.
The weekend of December 2nd starts with the Holiday Festival at Hereford Lighthouse Tree Lighting in North Wildwood on the 1st and continues on the 2nd & 3rd with Ocean City's Train Show and Pictures with Santa at he Music Pier on the boardwalk.
Pick your favorite on December 9th with the Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration event, Santa's Family Workshop at the Cape May County Park & Zoo and the 44th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours in Cape May.
House Tours and Carriage Rides highlight the weekend of the 16th-18th with Historic Dennisville House Tours on the 16th and Ocean City's free horse and carriage rides December 16th & 17th.
The holiday season wraps up with Ocean City's family friendly and wonderfully entertaining First Night Celebration on New Year's Eve.
Visit our full Events Calendar and our list of Accommodations for the best of things to do and places to stay this holiday season.