Park Avenue gets dressed for the holidays on Sunday with the 68th annual lighting of the fir trees that populate the traffic median from 46th to 96th Streets on the Upper East Side. This is a quiet tree lighting ceremony, unlike the tree lighting extravaganzas at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park earlier this week. It’s a low-key ceremony so the traffic will continue to flow, and avoid gridlock.
The ceremony is at 6:30 Sunday outside Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd Street, but you can stand anywhere along the route and be dazzled by the multi-colored display. The holiday trees are sponsored by Fund For Park Avenue. The trees were lit originally after WWII as a tribute to the New York City men and women who were lost.