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Christmas Tree and Holiday Tree Lightings 2022

Christmas Tree and Holiday Tree Lightings 2022

Nothing rings in the holiday season like a Christmas tree lighting! Check out these tree lightings around New York and kick off the holiday season the right way with your family.

Christmas Tree and Holiday Tree Lightings 2022


Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Tree Lighting

Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
Tuesday, November 29, 6pm. Gates open at 4pm.

This Tree Lighting ceremony includes world-class skating performances, holiday music, and fireworks! The in-person event is open to the public, but space is limited. 

South Street Seaport Museum Holiday Tree Lighting Activities

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
Tuesday, November 29, 4-8pm

Countdown to the annual lighting of the tree on the cobblestones at 5pm, then drop in for some seasonal fun in the Seaport Museum Galleries where families and guests of all ages will be invited to create paper boat baubles- great decorations for the holiday- using festive and colorful paper. Live music, additional family activities, and other surprises.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown
Wednesday, November 30, 7pm

Witness the lighting of one of the most spectacular trees in the world right in the heart of New York City! Arrive early to secure a good spot to view everything in store. 

99th Annual Tree Lighting

The New York Stock Exchange, Corner of Wall and Broad Streets, Wall Street
Wednesday, November 30, 2-6pm

Sip some hot cocoa, send a note to Santa, and enjoy the sounds of the season as The New York Stock Exchange hosts featured artists, organizations and more at the 99th annual lighting of the NYSE Christmas Tree.

26th Annual Holiday Lighting at Central Park

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, Central Park
Thursday, December 1, 5:30pm

Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa while enjoying a variety of seasonal activities. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

Holiday Lights

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, River Terrace & Murray Street, Battery Park City
Thursday, December 1, 6-7:30pm

Kick-off the season with a festive evening of lively carols, cozy beverages, and sweet treats with your Battery Park City community! Come see the new BPC Holiday Lights tree in Rockefeller Park. Celebrate the spirit of giving and help those in need by bringing an unwrapped gift to share with Stockings With Care. Special guest appearances by Sing Harlem Choir, and you-know-who!

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

West Harlem Piers Park, 125th Street and Marginal Street, West Harlem
Saturday, December 3, 4:30-6pm

Celebrate the season with a holiday tree lighting, live music, decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Madison Avenue and 23rd Street, Flatiron District
Wednesday, December 7, 4-6pm

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the first holiday tree lighting in the park, which occurred in 1912. Come together with the rest of the park community for this joyful event and participate in free seasonal activities. There will also be live music performances by Hannah Kidwell and the NYL Singers.

Washington Square Arch Tree Lighting

Washington Square, Greenwich Village
Wednesday, December 7, 6pm

Gather under the arch and watch as the multi-colored lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. 


Light Up Brooklyn Commons

Outside of 100 Myrtle Ave, Downtown Brooklyn
Wednesday, November 30, 5:30-7pm

Celebrate the start of the holiday season while enjoying a variety of festive outdoor activities at the Light Up Brooklyn Commons event, presented by Brookfield Properties. Attendees can explore an exhibition of exquisitely carved ice sculptures by the talented NY-based Okamoto Studio, behold joyful musical performances, sample holiday treats, and watch with wonder as Santa lights the treasured Brooklyn Commons Christmas tree. The Rink at Brooklyn Commons will also spread the holiday cheer by offering free ice skating during the time of the event! The evening’s activities are all free and open to the public.

The DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting

DUMBO Archway, 155 Water St., DUMBO
Thursday, December 1, 4-7pm

This annual event is full of local holiday cheer with live performances, hot cocoa & sweet treats, and Santa!

Sinterklaas– Saint Nicholas Day

Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
Saturday, December 3, 2-4pm

Join the Wyckoff House Museum for an outdoor day full of craft activities, a tree lighting, and a special visit from St. Nick!  St. Nicholas will tell the traditional tale of The Bakers Dozen and children are invited to sign the Red Book. Sip hot cider, try your hand at colonial games, create a holiday pomander, decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas, and dress the tree for the tree lighting that will close the day as the sun goes down.


Hope NYC Tree Lighting

Hope NYC, 142-82 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica
Friday, December 2, 4pm

See the lighting of the largest Christmas tree in Queens!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
Saturday, December 3, 5-7pm

Come out for a magical celebration! Enjoy a special visit by Santa along with a DJ, Free Giveaways and entertainment for the entire family. Cookies and Hot Chocolate will be available, one per person and on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Holiday Tinker Festival: Santa’s Workshop & Tree Lighting

Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St, Flushing
Saturday, December 3, 2:30-4:30pm

Homemade milk and cookies, fun winter activities, and the annual tree lighting and are all part of the big day. Test out mini winter experiments at the North Pole, build an edible snowman at the Elf Tinker Shop or enjoy gingerbread arts and crafts with Mrs. Claus.

Bayside Village Holiday Celebration

41st Avenue LIRR Green, 41st Avenue, Bayside
Sunday, December 4, 4pm

Bring the family out for a holiday celebration featuring a tree lighting, caroling, holiday giveaways, and more!


Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ciccarone Park, Arthur Avenue at East 188th St., Bronx
Saturday, December 3, 4-6pm

All are welcome for this annual tree lighting and to meet Santa, sing Christmas carols, and enjoy Italian cookies and rich hot chocolate.

Winter Celebration – Holiday Lights and Festive Fare

Stewards of Brust Park, Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx
Sunday, December 11, 5-7pm

Join Brust Park in a winter celebration with a holiday tree lighting, holiday music, and some festive treats. 


Annual Tree Lighting

Fountain Park at Village Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco
Friday, December 2, 6-8pm

Sing along with familiar carols, enjoy some yummy hot chocolate donated by Mast Market, help Santa and Mrs. Claus countdown to the beautiful tree being lit, and tell Santa your Christmas wishes.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Market

The Barley Beach House, 95 Dearborn Avenue, Rye
Saturday, December 3, 4-9pm, 7pm tree lighting

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with Christmas Carols, complimentary hot chocolate, free candy canes, holiday market, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree! 

Holiday Electric Lights Parade 2022 and Tree Lighting

Front Street, Yorktown Heights
Saturday, December 3, 6:30pm

Celebrate the season with this festive parade featuring floats that will light up the night! The tree lighting ceremony will begin at the end of the parade.

City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights – Tree Lighting

Renaissance Park, Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains
Sunday, December 11, 5:30-6:30pm

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season as the Mayor lights the City’s holiday tree and the start of the Holiday Market.


The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza

Bellmore Village Veterans’ Memorial, corner of Bedford Ave & Broadway/Pettit Ave, Bellmore
Friday, December 2, 6-10pm

Come out for an Old Fashion Christmas featuring a Live Nativity, horse & carriage rides, ·trolley rides through the community, festive holiday music, Christmas Tree Lighting, a visit from Santa, and more!

Baldwin’s Tree Lighting Celebration

Baldwin Historical Society & Museum, 1980 Grand Ave., Baldwin
Sunday, December 4, 3:30-5pm

Baldwin Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Baldwin’s Tree Lighting Celebration. Free refreshments, pony rides, visit with Santa as he comes in on a Baldwin firetruck.  

Annual Menorah & Christmas Tree Lighting

Merrick Ave. and Broadcast Plaza, Merrick
Sunday, December 4, 5pm

Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of both the Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah. Refreshments will be served.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Friday, December 9, 6-8pm

The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park will be celebrating its annual Holiday Tree Lighting this year with carolers singing on the south side of the Camelia Greenhouse followed by Santa Claus’ arrival to light the holiday tree. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall’s exquisite interior and enjoy the view of the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse and meet Santa in the Hay Barn or enjoy refreshments in the café.


Brookhaven Christmas Tree Lighting

Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Hotsville
Friday, December 2, 6pm

This annual Tree Lighting will feature costumed characters; complimentary candy canes and hot chocolate; musical entertainment; and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who will arrive by helicopter, and then assist with the countdown to light the tree. 

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River
Friday, December 2, 5:30pm

Join along in a sing-a-long of traditional holiday carols while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Upon his arrival, Santa will light the tree for the 2022 holiday season. 

Orient Beach State Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road (Route 25), Orient
Friday, December 2, 6:30pm

It is a joyous occasion when visitors come to” Light Up the Season” at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park. The tree is lit by Santa and he is available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. 

Village of Greenport Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting

Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport
Saturday, December 3, 5-7pm

The Christmas parade of lights is a special night for young and old in the Village of Greenport! The parade will step off from the corner of Main and Center St. and continue through the village to Mitchell Park for the tree lighting.

Belmont Lake State Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon
Saturday, December 3, 4-7pm

Patrons walk through a winter wonderland on their way to the main area for the tree lighting on the front lawn of the Long Island State Park’s Headquarters Building. In addition to the holiday music and tree lighting by Santa Claus followed by fireworks there is an ice sculptor, juggler, holiday displays and refreshments. The public can visit with Santa inside the lobby of the Headquarters Building.

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