Here's Where to See Tree Lightings in the NYC Area
Here’s where you can view Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in NYC and its surrounding suburbs.
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FREE Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4, 6:30pm
WHERE: Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road, Orient
WHAT: The tree is lit by Santa and he is available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
WANT TO GO? 631-323-2440. https://events.longisland.com/
VIRTUAL Annual Brookhaven Town Tree Lighting
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4-Dec. 31
WHERE: Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
WHAT: The Town of Brookhaven 2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting – complete with holiday entertainment, along with Santa’s traditional arrival via helicopter – will be available for viewing on Channel 18 and on this page beginning on Friday, December 4 and airing through December 31.
WANT TO GO? 631-758-9664. brookhavenny.gov.
VIRTUAL Kennedy Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4, 4pm
WHERE: Kennedy Plaza - ONLINE
WHAT: The Annual Kennedy Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Event will be held virtually on Friday, December 4, 2020. Please check back for details.
WANT TO GO? longbeachny.gov
Tree Lighting Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5, 5-7pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
WHAT: Santa Claus will light the Hatchery's tree at 5:30pm. Enjoy cookies, tea, and hot chocolate.
WANT TO GO? Free admission after 5pm; $10 suggested donation. 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.
FREE Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 6, 5pm
WHERE: Heritage Park in Mount Sinai , 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai
WHAT: Come drink hot chocolate and eat cookies, listen to Christmas carols and hang out with Santa Claus in celebration of the official lighting of the Heritage Trust Christmas Tree. The Heritage Christmas Tree will remain lit for the remainder of the month of December. Event begins at 5pm
WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882. https://msheritagetrust.org/.
FREE Holidays in Stony Brook
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 11am-6pm
WHERE: 111 Main Street, Stonybrook
WHAT: Tree lighting on the village green
WANT TO GO? 631-689-5888. stonybrookvillage.com.
Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive Thru
WHEN: Nov. 27
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
WHAT: Official tree lighting on opening night
WANT TO GO? $25 per car