This year Madison Square Park marks the centennial of its Christmas conifer with a 35-foot-high balsam fir. History buffs should venture to south edge of the park and keep an eye out for the Star of Hope, which sits atop a post. It designates the spot of the city’s first community holiday tree, which was funded in 1912 by a wealthy resident who wanted to make sure no one went without a tannenbaum.
Madison Square Park Holiday Tree
|Venue name:||Madison Square Park||Contact:|
23rd St to 26th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 24hrs|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St|