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don't miss the train this season!

Congress Hall is excited to welcome its 9th annual Winter Wonderland, Cape May's beloved holiday destination. Watch the Big House By the Sea's enchanted transformation from summer seaside hotel to a Christmastime spectacular complete with a carousel, train rides, a vendor shopping village, a 30-foot Christmas tree and a countless events the whole family will love. Enjoy annual highlights like Breakfast With Santa, Gingerbread House Decorating and more, along with a host of new favorites like Holiday Bingo and Dinner with Blue the Pig & the Clauses. Explore all there is to do and plan your wintertime getaway today to discover the magic for yourself.

Open Daily through December 31st

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Congress Hall was recently honored as one of America's 10 Best Holiday Hotels by USA TODAY Reader's Choice. Now in its ninth year, Congress Hall's Winter Wonderland draws thousands of holiday visitors annually.

vendor village at congress hall

Enchanted Shopping Village
& Food Court

Searching for a unique holiday gift? We've got you covered. Browse from 29 local and artisan vendors in our Shopping Village. Discover finds ranging from clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more. Afterwards, warm up with a treat and drink from our Food Court & Bar.

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congress hall pool deck

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Train & Carousel Rides

It wouldn't be Winter Wonderland without a few rides on the Carousel and the Congress Hall Express. Climb up on a horse and enjoy a spin on the merry-go-round. Then, take a train-bound tour through Congress Hall's North Pole.

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train rides: congress hall veranda
carousel: congress hall lawn

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Looking for the perfect place to ring in the New Year? We have a party you'll love here in Cape May. Celebrate in the historic grandeur of Congress Hall at the Glitter Ball, or share an intimate farm-to-table dinner at Beach Plum Farm. If something casual is more your style, the Rusty Nail is kicking back with our second-annual 'Aloha 2020!' New Year's Eve island bash.


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Aloha 2020! New Year's Eve Bash

at the Rusty Nail
The Nail's New Year's Party is back! Say hello to 2020 at the Beach Shack this New Year’s Eve with an indoor beach party. Enjoy an open bar and rockin' live music. Watch the beach ball drop as we count down to midnight.
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New Year's Farm-to-Table Dinner

at Beach Plum Farm
Ring in the New Year with this magical evening at Beach Plum Farm. The final festive menu of 2019 will be curated by Beach Plum Farm’s own Chef Josh Liwoch inspired by what is fresh at the farm that week.
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New Year's Eve at the ebbitt room

Let the sounds of the piano serenade you in a round of Auld Lang Syne at the Ebbitt Room. Welcome the New Year with a four course meal and champagne toast.
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New Year's Eve at the Boiler Room

Looking for a casual and fun way to ring in 2020? Head down to the Boiler Room, where we'll have the Billy D. Light Band leading the party through 1:00am.
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Glitter Ball

Beginning at 7:00pm
at Congress Hall

Elegant and lively, Congress Hall's Glitter Ball is the ultimate New Year's celebration. Enjoy a plated multi-course dinner, an open bar, a live band and more.
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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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