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The Magic Returns to Congress Hall

Congress Hall is delighted to announce its twelfth 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.
November 25, 2022 through January 1, 2023

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

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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 rentals, a stay with Cape Resorts is a guarantee that your season will be merry and bright.
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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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Christmas Cabaret

at Congress Hall
Come one, come all to Congress Hall's Christmas Cabaret! Starring wholesome high-energy sing-alongs with Darin MacDonald.
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Train & Carousel Rides

at Congress Hall
All aboard! The Congress Hall Express and Carousel returns this year for another year of Winter Wonderland festivities.
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Enchanted Vendor Village

at Congress Hall
Complete with candy cane-striped tents, Congress Hall's iconic Vendor Village returns just in time for the holiday shopping season!
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Santa's Workshop

at Congress Hall
Our Elves are excited to host Santa's Workshop this year, featuring a medley of crafts like elf hat making, ornament decorating and more!

HOLIDAY Dining Events

Breakfast with Santa

Congress Hall Ballroom

November 26 through December 24, 2022
Every Saturday & Sunday from 8:00am - 3:00pm

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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Breakfast with Santa Menu

$29.95 for adults
$19.95 for Children aged 12 and under
Children under 3 are complimentary


Selections Served Buffet-Style

Juices
Orange, Apple, Cranberry

Build Your Own Yogurt Parfait
Plain Yogurt, House Made Granola, Berries, Honey

Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Muffins, Banana Bread, Seasonal Danishes

Oatmeal Bar
Steel Cut Oats, Dried Fruit, Brown Sugar, Assorted Nuts, Blueberries

Pancakes and Malted Waffles
Maple Syrup, Whipped Butter, Chocolate Chips, Strawberries in Syrup, Whipped Cream, Banana Foster, Sprinkles

Breakfast Classics
Scrambled Eggs
Crispy Bacon
Breakfast Sausage
Home Fried Potatoes

Christmas Cabaret

Congress Hall Ballroom

November 26 through December 17, 2022
Saturday Nights

Come one, come all to Congress Hall's Christmas Cabaret! Starring wholesome high-energy sing-alongs with Darin MacDonald, this all-new holiday spectacular is a delight for all ages.

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Darin will have the crowd going with a high-energy energy performance, featuring piano and sing-along favorites of all the Christmas classics. Set in the Congress Hall Ballroom, this exciting show features a delicious three-course dinner, as well as plenty of tasty cocktails and desserts.

Select Saturday Nights at 5:30pm


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HOLIDAY FARM DINNERS

at Beach Plum Farm

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the warm glow of Beach Plum Farm’s rustic, yet elegant hoop house. Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinners begin with a hayride tour of the farm fields, followed by a candle lit stroll through the Woodland Trail for fellowship and cocktail hour.

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Please note that our Farm Dinners are best enjoyed by those age 21 and up. All dinners are BYOB.

Christmas Dinner in the Ballroom

CONGRESS HALL

Seatings Available from 1pm to 6pm 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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Adults $79
Children
(ages 4-12) $40
Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

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

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Train & Carousel Rides

The Congress Hall Express

The Congress Hall Express returns for rides around our grand hotel's lawn and veranda.

Train Rides Available November 25 - December 31

Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

$5 per Ride*

*Cape Resorts Hotel Guests will receive one Ticket at check-in per child under 12 years of age that can be used for the Congress Hall Carousel or Train.

The Congress Hall Carousel

We are so excited to bring back Congress Hall's Carousel for Winter Wonderland!

Carousel Rides Available November 25 - December 31

Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

$5 per Ride*

*Cape Resorts Hotel Guests will receive one Ticket at check-in per child under 12 years of age that can be used for the Congress Hall Carousel or Train.

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Enchanted
Vendor Village

Complete with candy cane-striped tents, Congress Hall's iconic Vendor Village returns just in time for the holiday shopping season! This year's vendor village features seven specialty stores, each featuring Cape May gifts, souvenirs and curiosities perfect for everyone on your list.

Thursdays - Sundays


Thursday: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Friday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm

Local 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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