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Christmas in Cape May - Cape May – Lewes Ferry Partners with MAC for Victorian Yuletide Cheer!

By Cape May-Lewes Ferry | Nov 27, 2012
Photo by: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities

(Cape May, NJ)  What better place to get into the true spirit of Christmas than Victorian Cape May?  This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens Village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights.  Wrap yourself in the warmth of holiday spirit and sample a seemingly endless variety of fun and tasty events.  From trolley rides to house tours, we offer something for everyone!  The tour packages are available beginning November 24 through December 31, 2012.

“We’re pleased to partner with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts to offer these Victorian Christmas packages to our customers on the other side of the Bay,” said Charisse Rudolph, customer service manager for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry.  “When it’s decked out for the season with bright twinkling lights, evergreen wreaths and garland, Victorian Cape May will completely fill your senses with all that is Christmas.”

A Cape May Christmas Tour:  New in 2012!  View some of Cape May’s grandest mansions by the sea on a narrated trolley tour along Beach Avenue, then tour one of Cape May’s famous Bed & Breakfast Inns.   Tour package is available Monday through Thursday, November 26-December 20.

Cost:      $54.50 Vehicle/Driver Price

                $18.50 Age 13 and Older

                $13.50   Child 3-12 years of age

                FREE      Children 2 years and under

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.  The tour also includes a visit to the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit.  Tour package is available through December 31, 2012.

Cost:      $50.50 Vehicle/Driver Price

                $14.50 Age 13 and Older

                $9.50     Child 3-12 years of age

                FREE      Children 2 years and under

Santa’s Trolley Rides:  Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House.  The package is available on Saturdays and Sundays through December 22nd.

Cost:      $48.50 Vehicle/Driver Price

                $12.50 Age 13 and Older

                $12.50   Child 3-12 years of age

                FREE      Children 2 years and under

Holiday Inns Tours:  Get into the Christmas spirit at three of Cape May’s festively decorated Bed and Breakfast Inns.  You’ll be treated to a holiday presentation at each inn.  Tour package is available Monday through Thursday, November 26-December 20.

Cost:      $58.50 Vehicle/Driver Price

                $22.50 Age 13 and Older

                $17.50   Child 3-12 years of age

FREE      Children 2 years and under

The packages, which include round trip ferry passage and tour costs, are available beginning November 24 and continuing through December 31, 2012.  Each tour program is different and tour start times vary.  The ferry departs Lewes for Cape May at 9:15 a.m. and customers may return to Lewes on any afternoon departure.  The last departure from Cape May is 6:00 p.m. and a fuel surcharge may apply.  Advanced reservations are required at 800-643-3779.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 40 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779.

 

 

 

 

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