Shore News Today gives us the scoop on Saturday evening's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Physick Estate:
Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Join representatives from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Mayor Ed Mahaney and the Cape Harmonaires at the gazebo on the grounds of the estate for a round of Christmas carols. Old Saint Nick arrives at 7 p.m. and flips the switch to light thousands of bulbs on the giant 60-foot Christmas tree. Children can meet with Santa, sit on his lap and bring their Christmas lists. Warm beverages with traditional cookies will be available. The authentically-decorated 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, complete with Victorian Christmas vignettes, will be open for free, self-guided tours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by the Carriage House Gallery at the Estate to see "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years." This year's main attraction will be the Dickens Village collection beneath the bough of a giant Christmas tree. This impressive Department 56 collection was generously donated by Ernie and Betsy Heegard. Visitors are encouraged to share in the holiday spirit and bring a non-perishable food item for the Cape May Community Food Bank.For other Christmas-related activities, check out the MAC's detailed schedule right here.
Christmas Tree at the Physick Estate photo courtesy CapeMay.Com.