Cape May’s 51st Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours

Cape May MAC launched its first Christmas tour in 1974 and ever since this tour has been a beloved annual tradition and a highlight of the holiday season in America’s only National Historic Landmark City. This self-guided walking tour celebrates the best of Cape May at Christmas, as you travel Cape May’s gaslit streets, hear musicians and carolers, and visit homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels where you’ll step inside to see both Victorian and more modern interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. Don’t miss Cape May’s longest running and most popular Christmas tour.

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.

Tour Tips

Read our blog post with 12 tips to having a delightful Christmas Candlelight House Tour experience!

2024 Dates

Properties on tour as of now; more to be added closer to the dates.


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.

Watch Trailer

Purchase now and enjoy this popular tour for the first time virtually at home this holiday season. Click on the button above to purchase “Christmas Candlelight House Tour: A Virtual Experience” for $30. Then enjoy your bit of Cape May at Christmas! Watch on your computer, or your phone or tablet, once you join or sign in to Vimeo. You can stream the video anytime after purchase.
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This presentation is sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank and Brown & Brown Insurance.

Christmas Candlelight House Tour Photos