The Yule Blog, Dec. 5
20 days until Christmas
I consider New York – with its iconic Rockettes, the ice-skating rink under the glow of the giant tree at Rockefeller Center, the flashy windows at Macy’s and FAO Schwarz – to be the ultimate Christmas city.
But the next best thing to being in Tinseltown for the holidays would have to be experiencing Christmas done the Victorian way in Cape May.
At the other end of the spectrum from the over-the-top spectacle, Cape May is Christmas lite. It is quiet carriage rides through streets lined with gas lamps; it is stately historic mansions and cozy gingerbread cottages decked out in tasteful holiday finery.