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2008 Cape May Christmas Trolley Tours

Every holiday season, both daytime and nightime trolley tours prowl through the streets of Cape May, letting visitors get a look at holiday decorations from the comfort of a heated trolley.

There are variations on a theme - some rides include a ghost story, others a Victorian Christmas story, others a Christmas carol and still others a stop at the Emlen Physick estate.

But the whole point of all the tours is simply to take a warm ride through Cape May.

The trolley tours rides are sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. You can buy tickets at the Washington Street Mall Info Booth, Ocean and Washington Streets, Cape May. That's where the rides usually begin.

For more detailed schedules, see the latest Cape May Events Calendar.

Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides
Members of the East Lynne Theater Company regale you with a holiday ghost tale as you ride through Cape May’s decorated Historic District.
Adults $10; children $7.

Holiday Lights Trolley Rides
Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-along's, and play Christmas music. Rides last about 30 minutes.
$8 per seat.

Cape May’s Christmas Carol Tour
Enjoy a Victorian holiday tale on an evening trolley ride through Cape May’s festive streets. Then, visit the authentically decorated Emlen Physick Estate for a living history holiday presentation. Tours last about 2 hours.
Adults $15; children $7.50.

Emlen 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. Can also be combined with a historic district trolley tour.
Adults $10; children $5.
Offered daily (no tours on Christmas.) Times vary.

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