One of the Best Public Holiday Light Displays in America
In part because of our charming Christmas lights and our new highly-popular bistro-style string lights, Cape May, America's original seaside resort, has been voted one of the Best Public Holiday Light Displays in America in USA Today’s 10Best 2021 Readers' Choice Awards.
“Cape May is a wonderful sight during the holiday season”, James Ridgway, President of The Chamber of Commerce Greater Cape May noted. “Our visitors tell us that we resemble a Dickens Village with the lights on our Victorian homes and businesses complemented with the gas lamps on our streets".
Light Up Cape May is a community effort the Chamber and Cape May MAC started in 2015 when the town needed more holiday lights. With community partners and the support of several sponsors including Atlantic City Electric, the Chamber initiated a contest for homes and businesses.
Three of our merchants took the top three spots in the contest's "Best Window" category. Congratulations to Cape May Fish Market which took 1st place, Bath Time which took 2nd place, and Victorious which took 3rd place. Thank you to all of our merchants who work so hard to make the heart of Cape May shine during the holiday season.
Cape May does Christmas right, and the Washington Street Mall is at the center of it all. Santa shops here, because we have our 60 unique boutiques and shops with something for everyone. Whether you are a local or in town to visit, when you shop small, you are investing in our community. Plus, enjoying our bars, restaurants, and activities is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season. Can't make it to Cape May before the new year? No worries, the charm of the heart of Cape May continues through the winter when a long weekend can chase those winter blues away!