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The Magic Returns to Congress Hall

Congress Hall is delighted to announce its eleventh annual Winter Wonderland—our beloved holiday spectacular that celebrates this special time of year in Cape May. Join us for old favorites like Breakfast with Santa, Congress Hall Express rides, and Santa's Workshop activities, as well our beautiful Winter Igloos at Congress Hall and Holiday Bingo with Blue.

GRAND OPENING Wednesday, December 1st



Breakfast with Santa

at Congress Hall
Breakfast with Santa returns! We're thrilled to host this Congress Hall holiday classic again this season, reimagined with plenty of family fun and visits from Saint Nick himself!
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Winter Igloos

at Congress Hall
It's a beautiful sight: twelve snow-white igloos set up on the Grand Lawn of Congress Hall, warmed by the glow of our thirty-foot Tannenbaum. Featuring an elevated prix fixe menu, our Winter Igloos are the perfect outdoor dining option for groups looking to toast the season together.
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The Congress Hall Express

at Congress Hall
All aboard! The Congress Hall Express returns this year for train rides around Congress Hall's North Pole. The train will run every weekend at Congress Hall, cruising from the Veranda to the Flagpole and back again.

Train Rides are available to Cape Resorts Guests, as well as to dining guests with reservations at the Blue Pig Tavern, the Brown Room, the Ballroom and the Igloos at Congress Hall.

Santa's Workshop

at Congress Hall
Our Elves are excited to host Santa's Workshop this year for Cape Resorts hotel guests. Santa's Workshop will be held in Founder's Hall every weekend, and will feature a medley of crafts like elf hat making, ornament decorating and more!

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Tree Lighting Weekend

Usher in the spirit of the holidays with us at our Tree Lighting Weekend. The festivities will begin with our classic tree lighting ceremony, culminating in the illumination of our gorgeous 30-foot Tannenbaum. Then, join us the next day for a performance by the Turning Pointe Dance Team, as well as the West Cape May Christmas Parade!
Congress Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 3rd at Congress Hall
Turning Pointe Dance Team Performance
Saturday, December 4th at Congress Hall
West Cape May Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 4th | Parade begins at the West Cape May Firehouse

Please note our Tree Lighting ceremony is now sold out.

HOLIDAY Dining Events

Breakfast with Santa

Congress Hall Ballroom

Every Saturday & Sunday beginning December 4th

Breakfast with Santa returns to Congress Hall! We are excited to host this holiday family favorite in the Grand Ballroom. Our team has prepared a delicious buffet menu. Dress up in your holiday best for photos with Saint Nick by the poinsettia tree.

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    Saturdays, Sundays & Christmas Eve

    December 4th - December 24th
    7:30am - 2:00pm

    Adults $28
    Children
    (ages 4-12) $16
    Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

    *Prices are non-inclusive of tax, gratuity, and alcohol.

    Reserve Your Table

Cancellation policy: We ask that any cancellation to your reservation be made no less than 72-hours prior. For no shows or late cancellations, the cost of the tickets would be forfeited. We look forward to serving you.



BREAKFAST WITH SANTA MENU

This year's Breakfast with Santa menu will be served as a buffet.

Please note that our menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BUFFET

French Toast Sticks

Egg Casserole

Bacon

Sausage

Fresh Fruit

Assorted Homemade Pastry Breads

Signature Cupcakes

Winter Igloos

Congress Hall

Reservations Now Available

It's a beautiful sight: snow-white igloos set up on the Grand Lawn of Congress Hall, warmed by the glow of our thirty-foot Tannenbaum.

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Featuring an elevated prix fixe menu, our Winter Igloos can accommodate parties of up to eight, making them the perfect private dining option for groups looking to toast the season together.

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Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinners

AT BEACH PLUM FARM

There’s no better way to usher in the spirit of the season than with our Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinner Series at Beach Plum Farm.

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We’ll decorate the Hoop House with pine garland and string lights hung above candlelit tables, creating a warm and intimate ambiance that mingles with our old and open spaces

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Christmas Day Specials in Blue Pig Tavern

BLUE PIG TAVERN

Available Christmas Day

The decorations are hung with care, and the Tavern's fireplace is roaring! Join us for a delicious Christmas Dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern. Our team will prepare a delicious selection of Specials to complement the evening.

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Christmas Dinner in the Ballroom

CONGRESS HALL

Seatings Available on Christmas Day

Leave the Christmas cooking to the Chefs at Congress Hall this year and join us for a beautiful Dinner in the Ballroom. We've prepared a delicious buffet menu featuring Christmas ham, buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and more.

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Glitter Ball New Year's Eve Getaway

CONGRESS HALL

Available for Stays over New Year's Eve

Welcome the New Year with the excitement and elegance of Congress Hall's Glitter Ball. Enjoy deluxe accommodations, two tickets to the Glitter Ball, a late checkout on New Year's Day and more.

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Celebrate the evening with dinner and dancing to live music. The only way to welcome 2022 is at Congress Hall's Glitter Ball!

Included in this Package:

  • Two Tickets to Congress Hall's Glitter Ball Celebration
  • Daily Breakfast in the Blue Pig Tavern*
  • A Complimentary Bottle of Champagne in your Guest Room
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

About the Glitter Ball:

    Please note dress attire for the Glitter Ball is formal and is designed for adults 21+. Children invited to attend the midnight toast if parents prefer. The Ball will be from 8:00pm - 1:00am:

  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Cocktail Hour
  • 9:00pm: Seated Dinner and Dancing
  • 12:00am: Toast to the New Year!
  • Please note that guests will be seated at shared tables of 10.

Book Your Stay

Please contact our Concierge to reserve your seats once you have booked your package: (609)884-6542.

*Daily Breakfast is a $40 Breakfast Credit at the Blue Pig Tavern, available for each reserved room night. Dining credit must be signed to your room to be applied. No Cash Value.

Holiday Shopping

west end garage

West End Garage

Cape May's premier shopping destination featuring 50 stores and 62 vendors in a charming renovated garage.

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Tommy’s Folly

A trip to Cape May isn't complete without a visit to Tommy's Folly. There's something for everyone here, from resort-wear finds to Cape May souvenirs.

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beach plum farm

Farm to home. Shop fresh produce, local artisans crafts, farm-inspired merchandise perfect for holiday gifting.

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holiday getaways

Christmas Eve at Congress Hall

Available December 23 - 26, 2021

Picture a wonderful family Christmas celebrated in the splendor of Congress Hall. Spend the holiday weekend with us and enjoy Welcome Cocktails, a special Stocking From Santa on Christmas Eve (hung with care on your guestroom door!) and a classic Christmas Eve Storytime by the Fire in the Lobby of Congress Hall.

Included in our Christmas Eve package:

  • Welcome Cocktails from the Brown Room or Veranda Bar*
  • A special Stocking From Santa on Christmas Eve, hung with care outside your Congress Hall guestroom
  • Christmas Eve Family Storytime by the Fire in the Lobby of Congress Hall
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
Book Congress Hall

*CHRISTMAS: Offer includes a $40 cocktail credit at the Brown Room or Veranda Bar of Congress Hall. Cocktail credit is offered per room, per stay, and must be charged to your guest room to be applied. No cash value. Standard deposit and cancellation policies apply.Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. Visit the reservations website for complete details.

'Twas the Night Before at the Virginia

Available December 23 - 26, 2021

Celebrate Christmas this year in the warmth and sophistication of the Virginia. Enjoy deluxe accommodations, Welcome Cocktails for two, and a special Stocking From Santa hung outside your guestroom door on Christmas Eve.

Included in the Virginia's 'Twas the Night package:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations
  • Welcome Cocktails for Two from the Ebbitt Room*
  • Continental Breakfast for Two each morning
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
Book The Virginia

*CHRISTMAS: Offer includes a $40 cocktail credit at the Ebbitt Room. Cocktail credit is offered per room, per stay, and must be charged to your guest room to be applied. No cash value. Standard deposit and cancellation policies apply. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. Visit the reservations website for complete details.

'Twas the Night Before in Cape May

Available December 23 - 26, 2021

Wake up in Cape May on Christmas! Enjoy Welcome Cocktails, a Christmas Eve Family Storytime by the Fire in the Congress Hall Lobby, and a special Stocking from Santa hung outside your guestroom on Christmas Eve.

Included in our 'Twas the Night Before package:

  • Welcome Cocktails from the Brown Room or Veranda Bar at Congress Hall*
  • A special Stocking From Santa on Christmas Eve, hung with care outside your guestroom
  • Christmas Eve Family Storytime by the Fire in the Lobby of Congress Hall

Book Your Christmas Getaway

Book The Star Book The Sandpiper Book the Congress Place Suites: 1 (844) 499-9815

*CHRISTMAS: Offer includes a $40 cocktail credit at the Brown Room or Veranda Bar of Congress Hall. Cocktail credit is offered per room, per stay, and must be charged to your guest room to be applied. No cash value. Standard deposit and cancellation policies apply. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. Visit the reservations website for complete details.

Christmas Dinner in the Ballroom

Seatings Available on Christmas Day

Leave the Christmas cooking to the Chefs at Congress Hall this year and join us for a beautiful Dinner in the Ballroom. We've prepared a delicious buffet menu featuring Christmas ham, buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and more.

Reserve Your Table

stay overnight

& create a new holiday tradition

Stay in Cape May for a holiday experience the entire family will cherish forever. Retreat to your plush guest room at Congress Hall after a day of Winter Wonderland whimsy, or unwrap gifts in the cozy living room of one of our Beach Plum Farm cottages. With accommodations ranging from quaint and intimate boutique rooms to whole-house luxury rentals, a stay with Cape Resorts is a guarantee that your season will be merry and bright.
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