26th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting

Thu Dec 1, 2022
5:30pm ET

See the flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer get lit for the season at this annual Christmas tree lighting. Visitors can meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice-carving demonstration, sing carols on the plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.

The event concludes with the tree lighting.

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