2018 Christmas Tree Lightings in Cape May County

Light up the holidays with these Christmas tree lightings in Cape May County!

Cape May – MAC’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May

At 7 p.m., Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree Lighting Ceremony on the grounds of the Physick Estate. That evening, the Physick Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to share in the holiday spirit and bring a non-perishable food item for the Cape May Community Food Bank. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides and Holiday Lights Trolley Rides. For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ocean City – Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City

Enjoy entertainment and Christmas carols at 4 p.m. in preparation for Santa’s arrival. Santa will arrive at approximately 5 p.m. and descend from the roof of City Hall with the assistance of a Fire Department Ladder Truck. He will help illuminate the city’s Christmas tree and City Hall. For more information, call 1-800-BeachNJ or visit www.OceanCityVacation.com.

Avalon – Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st St. & Dune Dr., Avalon

During Avalon’s Festive Friday, activities lead up to the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus himself as he lights the tree at Veterans Plaza! For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.

Stone Harbor – The Reeds at Shelter Haven’s Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration
Friday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor

Santa and his elves are on vacation in Stone Harbor, but they’ve agreed to help with one very important task… don’t miss the magical moment when the Reeds’ twinkling tree lights up the bay! Enjoy a festive sing-along with complimentary hot chocolate & cookies and live entertainment before the tree lighting, and food and cocktail specials afterward during Fire Pit Friday.

Stone Harbor – Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.
Downtown Stone Harbor, 96th Street Shopping District, Stone Harbor

Gather with Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour and members of the council for the lighting of the Christmas tree with 100% chance of snow!

Clermont – Woodland Village’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.
Woodland Village, 1943 Rt. 9 N., Clermont

Santa Claus is coming to town! Take a stroll through the winter wonderland of Woodland Village and enjoy a little late night Black Friday shopping. Santa will be making a special appearance to count down for the lighting of the big Christmas tree, and will also be available for photos immediately following. Make sure your little ones bring their Christmas lists! For more information, call (609) 624-1350.

Sea Isle City – Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival
Friday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

Immediately following the Holiday Extravaganza Parade, join Mayor Desiderio, Santa Claus and other holiday revelers for the Mayor’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Excursion Park. The ceremony will feature singing, merriment and the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree – and the chance to meet Saint Nick. Bring the entire family! For more information, visit www.VisitSICNJ.com or call (609) 263-4461 ext. 1245.

Lower Township Rotary Tree Lighting and Veteran's Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.
In front of Town Hall, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas

Join us in beginning the holiday season with recognizing our veterans and lighting the community tree. For more information, email LTRotaryClub@gmail.com.

Middle Township – Cape May County Zoo’s Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House

Don’t miss this new holiday tradition for the entire family, brought to you by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The celebration will include live holiday music, an ice sculpture demonstration, the polar express train ride, bounce house castle & slide, a story reading, free treats for all and a visit by the jolly man in the red suit himself. An animal created art show “Art Gone Wild” will be held in the courtyard from 2 to 6 p.m., sponsored by the Cape May County American Association of Zookeepers. For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit cmczoo.com.

Cape May – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park Bandstand, 400 block of Lafayette Street

Enjoy some old fashioned holiday cheer when the City of Cape May officially kicks off the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festive family program will include caroling, a presentation from the Lower Cape May Regional High School choir and a special visit from Santa Claus. For more information, call (609) 884-9565 or visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.

Cape May – Congress Hall’s Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 30 following the concert at 7 p.m.
Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May

Don't miss the magical moment when Congress Hall's Christmas tree lights up the night. Sip on hot chocolate out on the lawn as you explore Winter Wonderland - featuring a shopping village with over 20 artisans and vendors, plus delicious treats and kids activities. After the outdoor concert at 7 p.m., the tree lighting will follow.

Wildwood – Family Holiday Celebration Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Tree lighting ceremony takes place during the Wildwoods’ Family Holiday Celebration. For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.

Upper Township – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Monday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Upper Township Municipal Hall, 2100 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg

Sponsored by the Ocean City - Upper Township Rotary Club, Upper Township's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature seasonal songs by the Uptown Singers and the Upper Township Middle School Band.

North Wildwood – Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central avenues, North Wildwood

Join us for this “Norman Rockwell-like” tradition in celebration of Christmas! Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Santa, Mrs. Claus, music, refreshments and many more guests! The beautiful Christmas tree will be lit following the festivities. For more information, call (609) 522-2955 or visit www.northwildwood.com.

Middle Township – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 7 during the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Township Hall, 33 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House

During the Middle Township Christmas Parade at 6 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop at Township Hall for a tree lighting ceremony. Everyone can follow Santa and Mrs. Claus back to the firehouse for candy canes, Christmas stories, Christmas carol sing-alongs, hot beverages and cookies. For more information, call (609) 465-8728.

Woodbine – Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 7 during the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Woodbine Bikepath

During the Woodbine Christmas Parade, Santa will join the mayor in lighting the Christmas tree on the bikepath. Following the lighting, the evening will conclude at the firehouse with refreshments, awards and visits with Santa. For more information, call (609) 861-2464.

Wildwood – Byrne Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues, Wildwood

Come downtown for the lighting of the official Downtown Wildwood Christmas tree! Lots of downtown Wildwood stores and restaurants will be open. For more information, call (609) 523-1602 or www.DOOWW.com.

Be on the lookout for more Christmas tree lightings happening in Cape May County!