Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Santa's Magic Lights Physick Estate Christmas Tree

Santa's Magic Lights Physick Estate Christmas Tree

Holiday | Sat, 11/17/2012
By Al Campbell

'Tis the season now that the Christmas tree was lit by Santa on Nov. 17 at Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Photo by Al Campbell

CAPE MAY – “Four, three, two, one…” then Santa pushed the magic button and the huge evergreen on the Emlen Physick Estate came to light, with a star on top.

A large crowd gathered Nov. 17 at the Washington Street landmark for the annual ceremony that never grows old, and attracts more young spectators every time.

The embodiment of the good doctor walked about greeting visitors and helping escort the North Pole’s number one citizen into the gazebo where, after the lighting ceremony, the jolly gent listened to the wishes of the young, and posed with them for photos.

Free tours of the Physick Estate drew several hundred to the Victorian dwelling.

In the Carriage House was a display of model railroad trains, which drew hundreds of other visitors. Donations of non-perishable food were accepted by the house to aid the local food bank.

The event was Cape May County’s first tree lighting of the 2012

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