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.
Madison Square Park Tree Lighting
|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|