Madison Square Park Tree Lighting

Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Check it out: What this tree lacks in fame, it makes up for in history: It's the first community Christmas tree in America, and it was first lit in 1912.  23rd St at Madison Ave (212-538-1884, madisonsquarepark.org). Dates
Tuesday December 4 2012 15:30 - 17:30
In 1912, this park lit the first community Christmas tree in America. According to the park's conservancy, a wealthy local organized the ceremony when a visitor told him of "his loneliness...during the holiday season." The lighting retains its neighborly vibe, with a performance by AudraRox and the New York Life Singers. Stick around for the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s second annual Ugliest Sweater Competition (6:30pm); prospective participants can sign up at flatironcheerugliestsweater.eventbrite.com.
Venue name: Madison Square Park
Contact:
Address: 23rd St to 26th St
New York
10010
Cross street: between Fifth and Madison Aves
Opening hours: Daily 24hrs
Transport: Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St