Hundreds came to the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., for the free Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. with MAC representatives, newly elected public officials and carolers at the gazebo, led by a choir, for festive events from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Santa Claus arrived at 7 p.m. and flipped the switch to light thousands of bulbs on the giant Christmas tree. Children met with Santa and warm beverages and cookies in the Carriage House warmed visitors.
Visitors brought canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to the Cape May Community Food Bank and stopped by the Toys for Tots table to help support this worthy cause.
The wonders of the season are all on display in the Carroll Gallery in the Physick Estate’s Carriage House. This year’s exhibit features holiday traditions through the years that bring to life every child’s Christmas fantasy, complete with a Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, vintage Christmas family photos, toys and much more.
Stand beneath the boughs of a giant Christmas tree! Enjoy the images and traditions of the holidays and reminisce. The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 18 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 1. Admission is free.