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Christmas brings out the child in everyone! These tours, activities and events are perfect for making lasting holiday memories together as a family and for rekindling that childhood holiday excitement!

Featured Tours & Events


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Get a head start on the Holiday season!

November 20-22, 2020

Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings the weekend before Thanksgiving. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit this weekend. Come to the Physick Estate Saturday, Nov. 21, for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, when Santa arrives at 7pm to flip the switch and illuminate the giant outdoor Christmas tree at the Emlen Physick Estate!

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Christmas Trolley Tour

Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music.  Rides last about 30 minutes.

Rides start at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, except Nov. 23, when rides start at the Physick Estate.

Tickets $15 adults; $10 children (ages 3-12)

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a ton of christmas ornaments and dicken villages on display at the cape may mac An Old Fashioned Christmas Exhibit

Thousands of Christmas holiday visitors since 2011 have delighted in visiting  “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” in the Carriage House on the grounds of Physick Estate. The exhibit features a giant indoor Christmas tree display, an elaborate Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos, toys and much more. Open daily from the Friday prior to Thanksgiving through the New Year (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission is free.

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New Tour in 2020!

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santa saying high to a child an his family eating breakfast

Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast buffet at the Inn of Cape May as children visit with Santa.  Christmas lists accepted!  Treats for the kids.

Adults $20; Children (ages 3-12) $12; $5 children under age 3

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Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. All rides start at the Physick Estate.

Adults $10; Children (ages 3-12) $8.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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