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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Swoyer

The Washington Street Mall's Cameo in Holiday Movies

The Washington Street Mall appeared in a few Christmas movies that premiered this holiday season! A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, Christmas at the Golden Dragon, and When I Think of Christmas, three movies that aired on The Hallmark Channel, featured drone video of Washington Street that was taken during one of the snowstorms that we experienced in January 2022. The footage was likely stock footage as the movies were neither set in nor filmed primarily in Cape May.

In A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, Annie faces her first obstacle as CEO of Cooper's Cookies when grandma's secret recipe is stolen. While investigating the theft, she works with local baker Sam to recreate the beloved recipe. Starring Rachel Boston and Victor Webster.

In Christmas at the Golden Dragon, with the town's landmark Chinese restaurant closing, two siblings find themselves reevaluating their lives alongside the restaurant's loyal patrons. Starring Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo and Barbara Niven.

In When I Think of Christmas, Sara comes home for Christmas to help her mom move, reconnects with a past love, and makes a surprising discovery for a holiday they will all remember. Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter and Beth Broderick.

The drone footage in the movies is of the 300 block of Washington Street covered in snow and lit up by our bistro-style string lights and our Christmas lights. One aerial shot is looking east down Washington Street from above Perry Street, while another looks west from above Jackson Street. Business such as Queen May, Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy, Tisha's Fine Dining, Whale's Tale, and Victorious can be seen.

Many folks have always said that the heart of Cape May looks like it could be in a Hallmark movie, especially during Christmastime. Now, we can say that it is!

We'll see you on the Mall!

(movie descriptions courtesy The Hallmark Channel)

Footage from the Washington Street Mall in The Hallmark Channel's When I Think of Christmas (courtesy capemaynina on Instagram)



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