christmas lights on the cape may washington street mall

Cape May is for food lovers and the holidays come only once a year. Pop the cork, sip and swirl, savor the deliciousness. It’s time to celebrate!

Featured Holiday Food & Wine Events


Scrambled eggs, sausage and toast plated on a table next to a bingo card for cape may macs Brunch & Bingo at the beach event.

Saturday, Nov. 21
9:30 am
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.

C’mon, girls…this is all about you! Leave the kids and your significant other behind and join us for a morning of brunch, bingo and a fashion show just for you from the lovely ladies at Cape May’s Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company.  You can win some great prizes and get free gift cards for these wonderful shops, too!

Tickets  $25


Saturday, Dec. 12
1 pm
The Washington Inn, 801 Washington St.

Just in time for the holidays, enjoy a Champagne & Sparkling Tasting and help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of our annual Wine School event!

$40 per person

Limited to 80 students. Purchase tickets  from the Washington Inn by calling 609-884-5697


wine grapes

Saturday, Dec. 26
11 am

Spend the afternoon visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each.  Board the trolley at the Emlen Physick Estate, then head to Willow Creek Winery for a brief tour and tasting, followed by lunch. The MAC trolley will then shuttle you to two or  three local wineries — Willow Creek Winery and Hawk Haven Vineyard — and learn about viniculture and visit the tasting rooms. Includes wine-tasting glass.

$85 per person; Space is limited. Purchase tickets in advance.
Tickets coming soon!


chocolate bars stacked up

Saturday, Dec. 5
1 pm

Enjoy a buffet of chocolate desserts at The Washington Inn, 801 Washington St.Limited event; reserve early. Optional $15 wine pairings will also be offered by the Washington Inn (not included in ticket price).

Admission $40


several plates of two grilled jumbo shrimp on top of salad elegantly plated

Sunday, Dec. 27
6 pm

Enjoy a five-course gourmet feast, with each course served in one of Cape May’s premier restaurants. Wine will be provided with each course, with a representative from the sponsoring winery on hand to explain the pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided.

$125 per person

Reserve early – limited to 34 people


Mad Batter Building in cape may new jersey

Friday, Nov. 20
Friday, Dec. 11
7:30 pm

Enjoy a variety of intimate themed dinners prepared by their talented chefs in the warm ambiance of this restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike.

Friday, Nov 20:  Wine Dinner- A five course seasonal menu inspired by autumn’s flavors, paired with wines $75

Friday, Dec 11: Wine Dinner – Small Plates and Big Flavor, Holiday Edition- 8 small plates, tapas style, each paired with wine. $75

These events are hosted by the Mad Batter Restaurant and sponsored by Cape May MAC.


santa saying high to a child an his family eating breakfast

Saturdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, Sundays, Dec. 6, Dec. 13
10 am

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