Golden Hill celebrates an early Christmas at lighthouse

Staff Reports Posted 11 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
BARKER – Golden Hill State Park welcomed visitors for its annual “Christmas at the Lighthouse” celebration at the historic site just east of the Orleans County line in Barker.

The lighthouse tower even had its own wreath as visitors climbed to the top for a scenic view on the sunny afternoon.

Santa and his elf Adrian arrive to hand out candy canes to waiting youngsters.

Young Kevin O’Neil lets Santa hold him for a picture along with elf Adrian.

Dad Ben Spencer holds his children, Carly (camera shy) and Parker (dressed for Christmas), for Santa and elf Adrian so that other family members can get pictures.

The living room in the lighthouse is decorated with a Christmas tree.

This campsite has a table set for a Christmas dinner for Santa and his snowmen helpers with a nice view of Lake Ontario.

The new playground at Golden Hill is completed and there were plenty of kids trying it out during the festive day.

Christmas and Halloween get together at this campers’ holiday display.

A view up the lighthouse spiral staircase from the ground floor looking up to the top.

A view from the top of the lighthouse with fall colors and Lake Ontario that somewhat resembled the Atlantic Ocean with all of the wind.