Meeting the Workers of Winter Wonderland’s Shopping Village

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I visited Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland Shopping Village to talk to the dedicated workers who keep the holiday festivities running smoothly. Interestingly enough, most of the workers I interviewed at this event had year-round employment, which is certainly a rare find in a seasonal economy like Cape May. However, this find is also unsurprising – Cape Resorts, along with many other local businesses, have actively been working to extend the shelf-life of Cape May’s economy. They have found success with events like the Shopping Village, which is composed of booths curated by local business owners and artisans. For example, there’s a booth designed by Off the Wall Art by Peri, a small and unique artist’s shop located in Carpenter’s Square Mall, that sells hats, scarves, and other cute trinkets. Also, the Village includes a booth dedicated to a locally-beloved hot sauce company, Hank Sauce, which is located in Millville, New Jersey. However, as much as I would love to ramble on about the booths, that’s not really what I came here to tell you about. If you click below, you can learn a little bit more about the essential team that makes Winter Wonderland not only a shopping village but, also a spirited community.

Here’s a short and candid video tour of Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland! 

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