Carols, Calypso and Cocoa! Dumbo Tree Lighting

Thu Dec 2, 2021
4:00pm to 7:00pm ET
All ages

The Dumbo Improvement District hosts its 15th Annual Dumbo Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, with all the trimmings.

  • TREE LIGHTING at 5:30pm, with a countdown led by Alexandria Sica
  • SANTA CLAUS. All the way from the North Pole, in a fabulous setting generously created by West Elm. Photobooth from The Self Portrait Project.
  • CALYPSO MUSIC. From Brooklyn-based steel drum band Jah Pan.
  • CHRISTMAS COVERS. By Curtis J. Social and the Dumbo house band!
  • CHEERS. Performances by the PS307 Diamonds and Dock Street Middle School cheerleaders.
  • HOT COCOA & SWEET TREATS. Donated by One Girl Cookies, and more!
  • PROJECTIONS ON THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE. Animated videos reinvent the holiday tree for the digital age, created by the DUMBO-based animation company Augenblick Studios.
  • FUN! Bring those fingerless gloves and build giant lego creations with Brooklyn Bridge Parents.
  • TOY DRIVE. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child ages 0 to 14, and add it to the 84th Precinct's Operation Sleigh Ride!
  • COAT DRIVE. Bring an old coat in good condition–all sizes welcome! – and add it to the 84th Precinct x New York Cares Coat Drive.
  • FOOD DRIVE. Bring packaged non perishables for the Vinegar Hill Pantry Food Drive!
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