Victorian Cape May NJ Sparkles During 40th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours

Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian House Museum © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Cape May’s historic homes sparkle and shine for the holidays during the 40th annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Tour-goers board heated trolleys and visit as many as 15 homes, inns, hotels and churches, beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Along the way, carolers and strolling musicians impart good old-fashioned Christmas cheer, and hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional holiday treats.

The 40th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours are Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, and 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-12) and includes entry to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum at 1048 Washington St., authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas and to “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit in the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Estate, as well as continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys.

Christmas Candlelight House Tours are limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended. MAC sponsors six weeks of special holiday tours and events from Nov. 22 through Jan. 1, 2014.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all.

For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org.

For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508.

For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.

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