With the holidays well underway and Christmas right around the corner, festive celebrations around the US are already breaking out all the decorations for their city’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Timeout rounded up the best tree lighting ceremonies you can’t miss in New York City, with three taking place later this week.
Dec 7: Washington Square Park
This 91-year-old tradition features holiday sing-a-longs with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and a visit from Santa.
Dec 8: Madison Square Park Conservancy
Take a stroll through Taste of Home’s Gingerbread Boulevard before watching the illumination of Madison Square Park’s tree starts at 4:55pm. With live performances and delicious food, this tree lighting ceremony has it all.
Dec 10: Holiday on the Hudson
Dancing with the Harlem Swing Dance Society and Christmas carols performed by Barnard Bacchantae will make for a very special Saturday night.