Cape May’s 49th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours

Cape May MAC launched this tour in 1973 and ever since it has been a highlight of the Christmas season in Cape May, America’s only National Historic Landmark City. On three nights in December travel to homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. This self-guided tour is one of Cape May MAC’s largest fund-raisers. Maps are provided. Wristbands for ticket purchasers are provided in advance or at central locations at the start of the tour and must be presented at each participating location for entry. Tour is limited. Trolley shuttle travels on planned route with limited stops. Walking is encouraged. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Masks are required in private properties and while on trolley shuttles.

Proceeds benefit Cape May MAC, a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors since 1970.

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2022 Dates

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5:30PM – 8:30PM


5:30PM – 8:30PM


5:30PM – 8:30PM

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Virtual Christmas Candlelight House Tour

(Vimeo On Demand) From the comfort of your home, experience Cape May’s Christmas Candlelight House Tour, a beloved annual tradition for nearly half a century, virtually! Watch this virtual tour with family and friends and bring a bit of Cape May at Christmas into your own home for years to come. Featured are 10 Cape May homes, B&Bs and inns decorated for the holidays including interviews with owners and innkeepers. Participating properties include: The John B. McCreary House (“The Abbey”), Angel of the Sea Bed & Breakfast, The Bedford Inn, The Cherry House, The Emlen Physick Estate, Franklin at 721, The Henry Sawyer Inn, The Mainstay Inn, The Mason Cottage and The Mission Inn. This 45-minute virtual tour is available for purchase via Vimeo On Demand for $30. Guests may purchase the virtual tour directly via the link after creating a Vimeo log in and can watch it anytime simply by logging in. This presentation was created in December 2020 and is sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank and Brown & Brown Insurance. Proceeds benefit Cape May MAC.

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Purchase now and enjoy this popular tour for the first time virtually at home this holiday season. Click on the button above to order “Christmas Candlelight House Tour: A Virtual Experience” for $30. Then gather family and friends and enjoy your bit of Cape May at Christmas, together! Watch on your computer, or on select TV streaming devices, or your phone or tablet, once you join or sign in to Vimeo. You can stream the video anytime after purchase.

This presentation is sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank and Brown & Brown Insurance.

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