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New York Public Library Christmas tree
Photograph: Jessica Lin New York Public Library Christmas tree

Every notable Christmas tree lighting in NYC you must see

To ensure you don’t miss a single bulb being lit, check out the dates for every important Christmas tree lighting in NYC

By Jennifer Picht

After you finish Thanksgiving dinner, you have full permission to start celebrating Christmas in NYC, especially during these can’t-miss Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. The city already starts looking pretty festive with all the Christmas lights and holiday markets popping up. Soon, you will see Christmas trees on display at many of the best NYC parks and attractions. To ensure you don’t miss a single bulb or star being lit, we included the tree lighting dates for all the popular yuletide trees in New York (that we know of) below. Mark your calendars and start humming your favorite Christmas carols!

November 19: Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History

November 26: Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square Tree Lighting 

November 28: Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

November 29: New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree Lighting

November 29: Central Park Tree Lighting

December 1: 6th Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting at Astoria Park

December 2: Park Avenue Tree Lighting 

December 3: Seaport District Holiday Block Party and Tree Lighting

December 4:  Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Tree Lighting 

December 5: Washington Square Park Tree Lighting

December 6: Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 8: Holiday on the Hudson


Have you seen the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree?


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