Light up the holidays with these Christmas tree lightings in Cape May County!
Cape May – MAC’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Join MAC representatives, public officials and carolers at the gazebo on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for festive events from 7 to 9 p.m. Old Saint Nick arrives via trolley at 7 p.m. and flips the switch to light thousands of bulbs on the giant Christmas tree. Children can meet with Santa and bring their letters to the man in the red suit. Warm beverages and cookies will be available in the Carriage House. Visitors are invited to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to the Cape May Community Food Bank and to stop by the Toys for Tots table to help support this worthy cause. For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
Ocean City – Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 24 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. 24 at 5 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st St. & Dune Dr., Avalon
During Avalon’s Festive Friday, activities lead up to Avalon’s tree lighting with the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus as he joins Mayor Martin Pagliughi to light the tree. For more information, call (609) 967-3936 or visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Stone Harbor – The Reeds at Shelter Haven’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 24 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’ 5th annual tree lighting ceremony, plus enjoy food and drink specials!
Clermont – Woodland Village’s Annual Village Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.
Woodland Village, 1943 Rt. 9 N., Clermont
Join Santa as he counts down to the moment when the tree makes the Village glow! The Village shops will be offering late hours that evening for some hot Black Friday deals. Santa will be available for pictures immediately following the tree lighting. Warm yourself by the fireside, enjoy a beautiful snowfall and dance to your favorite holiday tunes! There is no charge for this event, and kids and adults of all ages are welcome.
Sea Isle City – Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival
Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City
For more information, call (609) 263-4461 ext. 1245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower Township Rotary Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
Lower Township Recreation Center, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
Join us in beginning the holiday season with recognizing our veterans and lighting the community tree. Donations of non-perishable food items and toys will also be collected to assist families in need in our community. For more information, call (609) 827- 8771 or email LTRotaryClub@gmail.com.
Cape May – Congress Hall’s Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 1 following the concert at 7:30 p.m.
Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Middle Township – Cape May County Zoo’s Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday, Dec. 1 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.
North Wildwood – Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central avenues, North Wildwood
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy music, refreshments, free tours of the lighthouse and Santa! Free admission. For more information, call (609) 522-4520 or visit www.HerefordLighthouse.org.
Middle Township – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 1 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 will light the tree at Township Hall. All are then invited to join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they walk back to the Middle Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 for hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas stories and a sing-a-long. For more information, call (609) 465-8743 or visit middletownship.com.
Cape May – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, Lafayette Street, 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 at the Rotary Park Bandstand located on the 400 block of Lafayette Street. 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.
Wildwood – Byrne Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues, Wildwood
Tree lighting ceremony immediately follows the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. Many Downtown Wildwood Businesses will be decorated and open to share in the festivities. For more information, call (609) 729-5501 or visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.
Stone Harbor – Caroling & Tree Lighting
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave., Stone Harbor
Following a trolley ride full of songs of the season at 4:45 p.m., gather in front of Borough Hall at 6 p.m. for the ceremonial tree lighting. Donuts with Frosty at the Firehouse will follow until 7 p.m. For more information, call (609) 368-5102 or visit www.SHNJ.org.
Woodbine – Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 8 following the parade at 6 p.m.
Following the Woodbine Christmas Parade, Santa will join the mayor in lighting the Christmas tree on the bikepath. The evening will conclude at the Firehouse with refreshments, awards and visits with Santa. For more information, call (609) 861-2464.
Wildwood – Family Holiday Celebration Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Dec. 9 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.
Be on the lookout for more Christmas tree lightings happening in Cape May County!