Christmas Tree Lightings

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

Cape May – MAC Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Come to the grounds of the Physick Estate for the Christmas tree lighting with special guests Santa Claus and Dr. Physick! Carolers will lead a sing-along, refreshments will be served and guests may enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Physick Estate from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. to flip the switch and light the thousands of bulbs. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Upper Township – Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Monday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Upper Township Municipal Hall, 2100 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg
Enjoy seasonal songs by the Uptown Singers!

Ocean City – Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.
City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Sing Christmas Carols at 4 p.m. in preparation for Santa’s arrival. After the tree is lit at 5 p.m., Santa will arrive, descending from the roof of City Hall with the assistance of a Fire Department Ladder Truck. For more information, call 1-800-BeachNJ or visit

Avalon – Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st St. & Dune Dr., Avalon
For more information, call (609) 967-3936 or visit

Stone Harbor – The Reeds at Shelter Haven’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor
Join Santa and his elves as they help light up the bay with the Reeds’ 4th annual tree lighting ceremony – the biggest, most impressive lighting ceremony yet!

Clermont – Annual Village Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.
Woodland Village, 1919 N. Route 9, Clermont
Join Santa as he counts down to the moment when the tree makes the Village glow!

Sea Isle City – Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
Excursion Park, Sea Isle City

West Cape May – Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Nov. 26
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & W. Perry Sts., West Cape May

Lower Township – Annual Tree Lighting & Veteran’s Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
Recreation Center, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
Join us in beginning the holiday season and recognizing our veterans. At the conclusion of the program in the Recreation Center, weather permitting, all guest will walk down a luminary pathway to the Veteran’s Memorial and the Memorial Tree at the Township Hall. The program will then conclude with the placement of the wreath at the Memorial, a song and the lighting of the tree. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available in the Recreation Center once the program has been completed. Donations of non-perishable food items and toys will also be collected to assist families in need in our community.

North Wildwood – Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Aves., North Wildwood
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy music, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa until 7:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call (609) 522-4520 or visit

Middle Township – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 2 during the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Middle Township Hall, 33 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
During the Middle Township Christmas Parade, Santa will light the tree in front of Township Hall. Everyone can follow Santa and Mrs. Claus back to the Firehouse where Santa will give out candy canes and Mrs. Claus will read Christmas stories. There will be Christmas carol sing-alongs for the children. The Middle Township Volunteer Fire Department will be serving hot beverages and cookies for guests. For more information, call (609) 465-8743 or visit

Cape May – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, Lafayette St., Cape May
Enjoy some old fashioned holiday cheer when the City of Cape May officially kicks off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. For more information, call (609) 884-9565 or visit

Cape May – Congress Hall’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m.
Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Gather at Congress Hall for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Grand Lawn featuring a wonderful concert by the Congress Hall Festival Choir at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., followed by the lighting of the beautiful outdoor tree. Donations will be accepted for a local charity. For more information, visit

Stone Harbor – Tree Lighting
Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave., Stone Harbor
Following a trolley ride around town with caroling, join Mayor Suzanne Walters, members of the council, students and faculty of Stone Harbor Elementary School, and member of the community for the ceremonial tree lighting in from of Borough Hall. Then, visit the Stone Harbor Firehouse for refreshments and photos with Frosty himself! For more information, visit or call (609) 368-5102.

Wildwood – Family Holiday Celebration Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Tree lighting ceremony immediately follows the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit

Woodbine – Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec. 10 during the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
During Woodbine’s Annual Christmastime Parade, Santa will join the mayor in lighting the Christmas tree on the bikepath. The evening will conclude at the Firehouse where refreshments will be served and parade trophies will be awarded while Santa visits with the children. For more information, call Jeanette at (609) 861-2464.

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