Holiday lights are getting turned on all over town this week, including the world’s most famous tree at Rockefeller Center. Here’s the schedule of special holiday events in New York City for this first week of December, where it’s getting to look a lot like Christmas every day.
Monday, December 1st is the 15th Annual Winter’s Eve Festival along Broadway on the Upper West Side. See this recent NYCOTC posting for the detailed schedule of events, including the tree lighting, stilt walkers, concerts by Broadway show stars and more.
Also Monday, the Hester Holiday Market moves uptown, opening at One Penn Plaza, daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., thorugh December 21st. This Euro-style outdoor market features handmade and curated international gifts, holiday food and more. Click here for the NTCOTC list of additional holiday markets around town.
Tuesday, December 2nd: Tree lighting at Bryant Park, including an ice skating show starring Olympic champion Evan Lysacek, and Santa. Find all the details on the NYCOTC Holiday Lighting page.
Also Tuesday, Tree lighting at the South Street Seaport, with live music performances, starting at 5:45 p.m..
Wednesday, December 3rd: Tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.
Thursday, December 4th: Tree lighting in Central Park
Friday to Sunday: Santa’s Wintergarden at the World Financial Center.
Saturday, December 6th: Christmas Tree Lighting in Park Slope, Brooklyn, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and Third Street, will also include music, children’s activities and refreshments.
Before or after tree lightings, or any time, visit the Eureopean-style Holiday Crafts markets around town, including Columbus Circle, Union Square Park and Penn Plaza.