Christmas Tree Lightings in New York City This Holiday Season
Good news for the crowd-averse: You don't have to brave the commotion at Rockefeller Center to witness a fabulous Christmas tree lighting in New York City. We've rounded up some tree lightings that are much less crowded and every bit as lovely, from Brooklyn and Queens to the Bronx and everywhere in between. These community holiday celebrations are festive and (mostly) FREE, and there’s no need to stand on your car to glimpse the goings-on.
Click through to our listings for all the details, including addresses, times, recommended ages, and rain (or snow!) dates. Find even more seasonal fun in our Holiday Guide.
Places featured in this article:
American Museum of Natural History
South Street Seaport
Washington Square Park Carols online
High Line Hotel
Pearl Street Triangle
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Madison Square Park
St. Nicholas Park
Astoria Park Lawn
Carl Schurz Park
Queens Botanical Garden
Riverbank State Park