Tree Lighting Festivals in Cape May County

Physick Estate Christmas Tree Lightning  

Saturday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

1048 Washington Street, Cape May 

The Physick Estate hosts this festive evening to kick off the holiday season. The fun begins with a concert by The Atlantic Brass Band, followed by a Physick Estate Open House and finally Santa’s tree lighting. Following the tree lighting is a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on the outdoor stage.Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted for the Cape May Community Food Closet. 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Le Mer 

Friday, Nov 26 at 6 p.m.  

1317 Beach Ave, Cape May 

La Mer Beachfront Resort will be transformed from the beautiful colors of Fall to a Christmas Wonderland! Enjoy live entertainment, Santa and Mrs. Clause, and our annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the front lawn! 

Stone Harbor Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Reeds 

Friday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. 

The Reeds 

Santa & his elves are on vacation in Stone Harbor, but they’ve agreed to help us with one very important task… don’t miss the magical moment when our twinkling tree lights up the bay. 

Cape May County Zoo: Santa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony  

Saturday, Nov. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m.  

Cape May County Park & Zoo 

Santa Claus is coming to the Cape May Zoo and bringing plenty of festive holiday cheer. Enjoy live holiday music, an ice sculpture demonstration, Polar Express train ride, bounce house, character appearances, and free treats for all. Of course, you’ll get a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick himself! 

 The event also features collectibles and crafts for sale by the Cape May County Associations of Zoo Keepers from 2pm-6pm. 

Wildwood Crest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.  

Sunset Lake 

Tree lighting ceremony to kick off the Christmas season in the borough. Live music, light refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus and more! Rain/inclement weather date 12/2. For more info call 609-523-0202 or visit 

North Wildwood Tree Lighting  

Friday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m.  

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard 

Festive ceremony will take place at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood. Christmas tree lighting event includes music, refreshments, free tour of lighthouse and Santa Claus! 4:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 609.522.2955 or visit 

Cape May Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Rotary Park Gazebo

Longtime Notable Folksinger of Southern New Jersey, Mary Roth Mary will perform holiday music for the annual Cape May Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rotary Park Gazebo, located on Lyle Lane and Lafayette Streets; she will be joined by the City Council and Cape May’s mayor in addition to Cape May Regional High School’s chorus and a visit from Santa.

Family Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Wildwoods Convention Center 

Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. featuring FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, choir performances, children’s craft making table, a magician, face painting, dance performances and much more! At 4:30 pm there will be a tree lighting ceremony. For more information call 609.729.9000 or visit for a detailed schedule of events.