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The Mall Messenger


  • Writer's pictureGeorge Swoyer

Halloween Parade Scheduled for October 23

Cape May's annual Halloween Parade steps off along the Mall on Carpenters Lane on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Ghouls and goblins of all ages celebrate the spirit of spooky season dressed in their best costumes or driving decorated antique autos and golf carts. All are invited and free registration to participate in the parade begins at 1:30pm on the Mall at Perry Street! The parade begins at 3pm at Perry Street, proceeding down Carpenters Lane to Ocean Street to Washington Street and ending at the Emlen Physick Estate.

Judging takes place before the parade at 2pm. Divisions are as follows:

  • Division A: age 3 and younger

  • Division B: ages 4-6

  • Division C: ages 7-9

  • Division D: ages 10-12

  • Division E: ages 13-17

  • Division F: age 18 and older

  • Division G: groups

  • Division H: floats

Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade.

The public is encouraged to participate by watching the parade, registering their children in costumes for judging, or entering their own creations such as antique autos or decorated golf carts.

The Grand Marshal for the parade is Miss Linda, the first-ever recipient of the Linda Ewing Halloween Achievement Award.

All are invited to come early and enjoy some shopping and dining among festive décor along the Mall.

The parade is sponsored by the City of Cape May, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, and Cape May MAC.

Additional information can be found at


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