Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Holiday Season in Cape Charles

You’ve probably heard of Cape Charles as a family-friendly summer vacation destination on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. With its lovingly preserved historic homes, acclaimed restaurants, and pristine Bay beaches, this little town is building a big reputation among travelers in Virginia and beyond.

But here’s a little secret: Cape Charles shines extra bright during the holiday season. Its grand homes are decked out in their holiday finery, shop windows tempt holiday shoppers, and a full calendar of festive events stretches from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

Cape Charles’ small-town charm goes into overdrive on Festive Fridays, when events like outdoor holiday movie screenings, a lighted golf cart parade, and live music performances gather friends for some holiday cheer. Events take place every Friday in December (except for Christmas Eve). The season wraps up with the town’s iconic Crab Pot Drop on Mason Avenue on New Year’s Eve followed by a brisk and joyful dip in the Chesapeake Bay on New Year’s Day to welcome 2022.

And when you’re not in celebration mode? You’ll be discovering the perks of visiting this popular destination in the off-season — when you can search for shells on the deserted beaches, warm up with a bowl of local clam chowder at your favorite waterfront restaurant, and cap off your day with a seasonal cocktail at the distillery.

Start planning your festive weekend getaway to Cape Charles now by booking a stay in one of the town’s romantic inns or hotels, or opt for more space by choosing a vacation home in the town’s historic district or in nearby Bay Creek. Be sure to rent a golf cart to get around in true Cape Charles style, and prepare yourself for an old-fashioned Christmas experience you won’t find anywhere else. 

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