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Tree Lighting Skate-tacular

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

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Join the Bryant Park Corporation for the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular! Enjoy the lighting of the tree, and a performance of holiday story "The Lights Before Christmas" on the ice, followed by public skating to live music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

For more information about the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, visit


The event, which coincides with Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day, sustains the season of giving at Bryant Park by spotlighting Bank of America support of (RED) and the impact of their efforts to eradicate AIDS.

On this special day, Bank of America partner, VISA, is contributing $.30 to (RED) for every purchase made at participating Winter Village merchants with a Bank of America credit or debit card.

Made possible by Bank of America and VISA


About the performance

The Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is a holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas, written for Bryant Park by award-winning New York playwright Jon Caren, and narrated by legendary actor and New Yorker, Danny Aiello.

Directed by acclaimed director Jonathan Silverstein, the show features music from Big Band Holidays, a new album by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and a live concert by The Chris Pattishall All Star Ensemble, curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The skaters are internationally renowned: Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and US National Champion; OlympianBrian Boitano, Olympic Gold Medalist, and the first American skater to land a triple axel; Johnny Weir, two-time Olympian, three-time US champion and crowd favorite; 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists and two-time World Champions, Meryl Davis andCharlie White who also competed on Dancing with the Stars; and The Haydenettes, 2015 National Gold Medalists and the most successful US synchronized skating team.


The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park Accessible
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Event Organizer

Bryant Park Corp.

Contact Number

(212) 768-4242

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