Sunday, Dec. 8
Central Astoria LDC is happy to announce the 7th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park. Enjoy free hot chocolate, pretzels, kids activities, and being part of this wonderful Astoria holiday tradition
- Photos with Santa from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.
- FREE, on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park
Parade on Rockaway
Join the crowd in Rockaway for a holiday parade, with floats and marching bands, followed by a tree lighting. And Santa is attending, too.
- FREE, at 5pm, on Rockaway Blvd, from 130th to 143rd St.
Celebrate the holiday season at the 28th Annual Tompkins Square Park Tree Lighting. Enjoy caroling, refreshments, and more!
- FREE, 4pm to 5pm, Tompkins Square Park
The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began in 1945 when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who had died in World War II.
- FREE, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
- Park Avenue and 91st St
Join the Friends of Morningside for the tradition of celebrating the holidays in the park! On the winter solstice, we will light a tree, tell the stories of the holidays, and have a sing-along
- FREE, 5pm to 6pm
- Morningside Park, 121st St. and Morningside Ave.