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Posted on: November 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Cape May County Holds Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Cape May County Park and Zoo and the Cape May County Board of County Commissioners are welcoming families and residents to Santa’s Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday Nov. 27. 


The Ceremony and Lighting of the Tree will be at 5:00 P.M. Collectibles and crafts will be for sale by the Cape May County Associations of Zoo Keepers from 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. The Zoo will be open from 10 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.


The celebration will include live holiday music by the John Walter Cape Community Band, an ice sculpture demonstration, the polar express train ride, bounce house castle & slide, character appearances, dance performances, free treats for all and a visit by the jolly man himself in the red suit. Join us for this free family friendly favorite event to kick off the holiday season.


“This is always one of our favorite events of the entire year,” said Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes. “It kicks off the holiday season and brings everyone together during this special holiday season. The staff at the Park and Zoo always do a great job putting everything together. I look forward to seeing the community for our annual Tree Lighting.”


The Cape May County Zoo is open daily from 10 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. for 364 days a year. The Zoo is closed on Christmas Day. There will be special hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. It is located at 707 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House. Find out more about the Zoo at 

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