Albert Stevens perfect B&B Holiday Get-a-Way
Victorian mansions, bed and breakfast inns flamboyantly dressed in holiday finery, gossipy Christmas house tours of Cape May and shopping on Washington Street Mall are things to enjoy while staying at The Albert Stevens Inn during the holiday season.
Cape May Christmas Trolley Tours
Every holiday season, both daytime and nighttime trolley tours travel the streets of Cape May, letting visitors get a look at holiday decorations from the comfort of a heated trolley. Many different tours are offered with variations on a theme - some rides include a ghost story, others a Victorian Christmas story, others a Christmas carol and still others a stop at the Emlen Physick estate.Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Members of the East Lynne Theater Company regale you with a holiday ghost tale as you ride through Cape May’s decorated Historic District.
Holiday Lights Trolley Rides
Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-along's, and play Christmas music. Rides last about 30 minutes.
Cape May’s Christmas Carol Tour
Enjoy a Victorian holiday tale on an evening trolley ride through Cape May’s festive streets. Then, visit the authentically decorated Emlen Physick Estate for a living history holiday presentation. Tours last about 2 hours.
Emlen Physick Estate Christmas Tours
Visit the 1879 Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, decorated in authentic Victorian style. Learn about Victorian Christmas decorations and traditions on this guided daytime tour. Can also be combined with a historic district trolley tour. Offered daily (no tours on Christmas.) Times vary.
Cape May Victorian Bed & Breakfast Candlelight Tours
The longest-running holiday event in Cape May is the Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours. More than 20 bed and breakfast inns, guesthouses, hotels and churches open their doors and share their charm, holiday cheer and Victorian interiors that make Christmas in Cape May a truly special time. Free shuttle service on heated trolleys is provided. Two refreshment stations with fresh-baked cookies, wassail, tea and coffee are included on the tour.
Lamplighter House Tours
The evening Lamplighter Christmas Tours invite tour goers into five of Cape May’s historic bed and breakfast inns festively decorated for the holidays. Home-made baked goods and warm Wassail punch await tour goers in the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Tour goers can also see the latest exhibit in the Carriage House Gallery.