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Holiday Lightings

Washington Square Park tree lighting

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dec 6

Mad. Sq. Holiday 2016

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join us for Madison Square Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony and festivities.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dec 7

Christmas Tree Lighting

at Lewis H Latimer House , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Come light up the tree at the garden of Lewis H. Latimer House. The tree lighting will be followed with live piano and hot cocoa for children.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On December 7, join the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and friends for caroling and a tree lighting in Washington Square Park.
Free!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate.
Free!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dec 16

Christmas at the Square

at Owen F. Dolen Park , Bronx

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a family night out to meet Santa! Drink some hot chocolate or cider, enjoy both Christmas and dance music, and watch the Westchester Square Christmas tree come to life.
Free!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec 17

Holiday Party with Santa in Hudson Park!

at Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come get a free visit with Santa, including a 4” x 6” photo print, and a carriage ride around the adjacent park block. This year we will end the event by lighting up a holiday tree!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Dec 24

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Dec 24

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dec 25

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Dec 25

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Dec 26

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Dec 26

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dec 27

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Dec 27

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dec 28

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Dec 28

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dec 29

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Dec 29

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Dec 30

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Dec 30

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec 31

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Free!

Dec 31

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Free!

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