“I was trying to pull a minivan through a really tight area coming out of Beach Avenue. I was trying not to squish some flower beds, so I got too close to another truck and put a big scratch along the passenger side door. They still tipped me $3.”
Christmas on the farm Even the adorable alpacas at Bay Springs Alpaca Farm on New England Road — which sells great holiday gifts — were in the holiday spirit when we stopped by last December
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Cape May Lighthouse and Oil House Climb the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May lighthouse, an 1859 structure located in Cape May Point State Park. The panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean is worth the workout. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. The lighthouse is open Friday through Sunday, November 23-25 and Saturday and Sunday, December 1 through December 23. It’s open daily December 26 through January 1, 2013. Admission to the Visitors’ Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12).
Caroling Through Cape May As one of its “fun, free and friendly” events, the Town Crier Committee will host caroling along the Washington Street Mall. No need to bring anything but your voice. For dates and details, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 884-5508.
Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May’ Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. Offered daily except November 22 and December 25. Tour times vary. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9
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Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides A member of the East Lynne Theater Company will regale you with a Victorian holiday ghost tale as you ride through Cape May’s festively decorated Historic District. Tickets for adults are $10; for children (3-12), $7. the tour is offered Fridays, November 23 to December 21; Saturdays, November 17 and 24 and December 22; Sundays, November 25 through December 23; Nightly, December 26 through December 31. Hours vary. Tour begins and ends at Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street (except for the November 17 tour which depart from the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.) Advance reservation is strongly recommended. Historic District Trolley Tours Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about
Everything you need to know about the holiday season in Cool Cape May.