Come join us as we switch the holiday lights on in celebration of the season. Enjoy caroling, treats, tree lightings, special visits from Santa, and more! Continue the celebration indoors at our Winter Holidays events, and be sure to read our history of holiday celebrations in parks before heading to the event of your choice!
Holiday Lightings Events
Monday, December 2, 2019
at Dante Park, Manhattan
5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Enjoy free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings, a tree lighting at Dante Park, and more!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Join in the fun with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet as children and grown-ups alike sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park), Manhattan
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m.
Enjoy fireworks, a visit from Santa, Christmas sing-alongs, live performances, and ice skating at the annual tree lighting!
Friday, December 6, 2019
at Great Lawn (in Conference House Park), Staten Island
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Join the Conference House as we welcome the holidays by singing Christmas carols, while the historic house is illuminated from within. Enjoy free hot cider and cookies!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Come meet Sinterklaas at the Wyckoff House Museum! Sip hot cider, try your hand at colonial games, create a holiday pomander, dress the tree for the tree lighting, and more!
at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Sunday, December 8, 2019
at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa, tree lighting, holiday crafts, face painting, and more!
at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Join the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition in celebrating the holiday season at the annual tree lighting and festival on the Great Lawn!
Sunday, December 15, 2019
at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens
2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music!
Saturday, December 21, 2019
at North Lawn (in Morningside Park), Manhattan
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Morningside for a tree lighting, holiday storytelling, and a sing-along in the park!