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Holiday Lightings

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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

Dec 2

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

at Dante ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings, a tree lighting at Dante Park, and more!
Free!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dec 4

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

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

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.
Free!

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec 5

Tree Lighting Sing-along

at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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!
Free!

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Dec 6

Grand Illumination

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!
Free!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Sinterklaas - St. Nicholas Day & Tree Lighting

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!

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Kids
Dec 7

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

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).
Free!

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dec 8

Christmas in the Garden

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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!
Free!

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Event
Dec 8

7th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dec15

Holiday Tinker Festival & Tree Lighting

at Lewis H Latimer HouseQueens This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music!
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Morningside Park Tree Lighting

at North Lawn (in Morningside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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!
Free!

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Kids

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