Christmas At The Lighthouse

The lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse
The lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse will take place at dusk on Saturday. Russell Drumm

    This weekend, Christmas at the Lighthouse will be celebrated, with the lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse on Saturday. Looks Good Services has adorned the structure with thousands of twinkling white lights that will be switched on at dusk by Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci, the former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in the hamlet. He was named the bishop of the Diocese of Manchester, N.H., in September.
    The party, which is held on the grounds outside, will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and include a visit from Santa. Sarah Conway and the Revelers will lead the crowd in caroling. The gift shop will be open for shopping, but the Lighthouse museum will be closed. Parking and admission is free.
    On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Santa will be on hand for pictures and to hear wishes. Ms. Conway will lead more caroling from 2 to 3 p.m., and there will be pony rides, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. The rain date is Dec. 3 and 4.


Why is a religious act being allowed at this public place? Not everyone is religious or Christian. What happened to the separation of church and state?