Madison Square Park Holiday Tree

Wednesday December 26 2012 0:00
Madison Square Park Holiday Tree
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.
Venue name: Madison Square Park
Address: 23rd St to 26th St between Fifth and Madison Aves
New York
Opening hours: Daily 24hrs
Transport: Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St