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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

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Central Park Conservancy 21st Annual Holiday Lighting

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season at our Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec 1

6th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

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

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Central Astoria LDC on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for music, train rides, refreshments, the holiday tree lighting, and much more!

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

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).

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