Sea Girt Lighthouse, festively decorated for the holidays, will be open for evening tours for the first time ever, Sunday, December 15, 6-9 p.m. with the lighted lens and a full moon offering spectacular vistas and photo possibilities.
“The trustees and I invite you to join us for a special evening of unique moonlit lighthouse tours,” said Virginia P. Zientak, president of the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee. “All are welcome to enjoy the view from the top of the tower and to see the lighthouse at its most beautiful, decorated for the season by the trustees and the Holly Club.”
Conducting night-time guided tours was the idea of trustee and docent Jude Meehan, who is often on docent duty in the tower during regular Sunday tours. “The tower offers such an impressive view, made even more so by the full moon, I thought we should share this experience with our neighbors,” said Mr. Meehan. His proposal was unanimously approved by board of trustees.
Mr. Meehan added: “I encourage visitors to bring their cameras to capture the lighthouse in all its seasonal splendor and the moonlit views from the top of the tower.”
The timing of the evening tours was chosen not only because of the full moon but because of its historic significance. The evening will recall the night in December 1896 when keeper Abraham Wolf climbed up the tower to light the beacon for the first time. Visitors will retrace his steps.
Hot chocolate will be served with holiday music playing.
“Please join us, bring family and friends, for an evening of Sea Girt Lighthouse community spirit and holiday celebration,” said Mrs. Zientek.