Other Holiday Tours & Events

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Evening Yultide Tour

Revel in the sparkly lights of Cape May’s beautiful Victorian homes decorated for Christmas on this Holiday Lights Trolley Ride followed by a guided tour of the first floor rooms of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Afterwards, visit the Carriage House for holiday refreshments and a visit to “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. Tour begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Adults $18; children (3-12) $13. (Offered every evening, Nov 28 through Jan 3, except Dec 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13,  24, 25, 27 & 31. Hours vary)

Physick Family Christmas House Tours

On the Physick Family Christmas House Tour, you will visit the Physick Estate, decorated in true Victorian style, for a unique living history experience with members of the Physick Family household of the 1890s. Also see the Christmas Traditions exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery, a breathtaking Dickens Village beneath the boughs of a giant Christmas tree.

(Tours offered daily-hours vary no tours Nov 27 or Dec 25)
Adults: $12; children (3-12): $7

Holiday Lights Trolley Rides

Take a ride through Cape May’s Historic District and see cheerfully decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music. All seats $10. (Offered Saturday, Nov 23 and nightly Nov 28- Jan 3. (Hours vary. No tours Dec  24)

Santa's Trolley Rides

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 seats $8. (Saturday, Nov 22, Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 29- Dec 20. Hours vary.) Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

Lamplighter Christmas Tours

Take a self-guided evening tour of five of Cape May’s finest Bed and Breakfast inns or private homes, specially decorated for the holidays. Owners and Innkeepers will share their holiday spirit at each location. The tour also includes a visit to the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit while enjoying warm beverages and traditional cookies. Adults $20 children (3-12) $15. (Fridays, Dec 5- Jan 2; Saturdays 7p-9p, Nov 29-Jan 3 7p-9p; and Wednesday, Dec 31: 1pm-3pm)

Ghost of Christmas Past Trolley Rides

A member of the East Lynne Theater Company will regale you with a Victorian holiday ghost tale on a ride through Cape May’s festively decorated Historic District. Adults $12, children (3-12) $7. Tour begins and ends at Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. (Fridays, Nov 28 – Jan2; Saturdays, Nov 22- 30, Dec20 and Jan3; Sundays, Dec 7-29; Wednesday, Dec 31, Hours vary.) Advanced reservation strongly recommended.

Holiday Inns Tours

Get into the Christmas spirit at three of Cape May’s festively decorated Bed and Breakfast Inns and private homes decorated for the holiday on these self-guided tours. Adults: $15, children (3-12) $10. (Monday – Thursday, Dec 1 – Dec 11: 1pm - 3pm)

Evening Physick Estate Tour

Take a 30-minute guided tour of Cape May’s 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, decorated in authentic style for a Victorian Christmas. See how the Physick family would have entertained for the holidays. Afterwards, visit the Carriage House for holiday refreshments and a visit to “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. 

Monday,Wednesday Friday Saturday and Sunday 7pm and 8pm
Adults $12; children (3-12) $7