Explore the Festival of Lighthouses Near Norwalk Apartments

See many lighthouses at Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

Come see this one and 23 more at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium's Festival of Lighthouses

Residents of our Morningside Gardens Norwalk apartments are just a short trip away from one of the season’s most magical local events: an opportunity to walk a trail illuminated by 24 hand-crafted lighthouses. These lighthouses are creatively built using everything from stone, gingerbread, toilet paper tubes, sugar cubes from France and even more crazy materials in the 10th annual “Festival of Lighthouses” at The Maritime Aquarium.

The festival runs now through Jan. 16, 2012, and Aquarium visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The lighthouse with the most votes wins $1,500! The display is free with Maritime Aquarium admission, normally $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children, and a trip to the aquarium can easily be an entire day’s worth of learning and wonder.

Rules are kept to a minimum to allow for maximum creativity. Lighthouses must be 3 to 6 feet tall and have a working light, and may not include animal remains (including shells). Beyond that, it’s up to the creators’ imaginations. Entries in the display this year include a lighthouse made out of toilet-paper tubes, another made of welded copper, a Cat in the Hat-themed lighthouse, a lighthouse whose shingles are made from men’s neckties and another made of gingerbread.

Other entrants took on the challenge of building a detailed replica of a real lighthouse, including the Greens Ledge lighthouse in Norwalk, the Black Rock lighthouse in Bridgeport and the Staten Island (N.Y.) lighthouse.

For more details call the Maritime Aquarium at (203) 852-0700 or go online to Of course, for more information about Norwalk, Stamford, Norwalk, Hamden or New Haven rentals, see our blog!

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