You don't have to brave the Rockefeller Center commotion to witness a fabulous Christmas tree lighting in New York City.
We've rounded up some tree lightings (and menorah illuminations) that are much less crowded and every bit as hip. These community celebrations are festive and FREE, and there’s no need to stand on your car to glimpse the goings-on.
Read on for a host of holiday illuminations in New York City, and you can find even more seasonal fun in our Holiday Guide.
Click through to our listings for all the details, including addresses, times, recommended ages and rain dates.