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Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Rockland and Westchester

Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Rockland and Westchester

Here’s where you can view Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Rockland and Westchester counties.

There's no better way to kick off the holiday season than to attend a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with your family. Here are some of the best tree lighting ceremonies in Rockland County and Westchester County.

Tree Lightings in Rockland County

A Holiday on Huguenot Street & Community Tree Lighting 
WHEN: Dec. 6-7, Friday, 4:30pm until Saturday, 5pm
WHERE: Historic Huguenot St., New Paltz 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy historical holiday themed tours, a free community tree lighting, a craft fair, horse-drawn wagon rides, a cookie walk and paper lantern parade, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a holiday concert. 
WANT TO GO? $16; $14 HHS members, seniors, students, active military members, veterans, and children younger than 13. 

Tree Lightings in Westchester County

FREE Stew Leonard's Tree Lighting in Danbury
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4pm
WHERE: Stew Leonard's, 99 Federal Road, Danbury, CT
WHAT: Join Santa at the Danbury store’s 25th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration! Children will enjoy complimentary face painting, cookies, and hot cocoa. There is no sign up necessary for this free event. 
WANT TO GO? 203-790-8030.

FREE Holiday Tree Lighting
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5pm
WHERE: Boyce Thompson Center, 1086 North Broadway, Yonkers
WHAT: Enjoy free samples from retailers, holiday music sung by the PEARLs Hawthorne School Choir and, when the sun goes down, the flip will be switched to officially kick off the holiday season! All are welcomed to attend, just make sure to bring your holiday spirit!
WANT TO GO? 914-762-1900.

FREE Tree Lighting
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-8pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 W. Ave., Norwalk, CT
WHAT: The museum stays open late with free admission as they host their annual tree lighting ceremony in the Celebration Courtyard.  Unpack this holiday treat with holiday characters while enjoying hot chocolate, musical ensembles and fun programming.
WANT TO GO? 203-899-0606.

FREE Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 4pm
WHERE: Corner of Park and Division Streets, Downtown Peekskill
WHAT: Santa will arrive on Stella the Trolley and pose for photos and a meet and greet after the show. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Children younger than 14 can also take home a free holiday gift while supplies last. 
WANT TO GO? 914-737-3400.

FREE Heights & Lights- Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting 
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 5pm
WHERE: Stamford Downtown, Landmark Square and Latham Park, Stamford, CT 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Watch and cheer for Santa Claus as he makes his daredevil descent from 22 stories high, then follow Santa for live music and the lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree.  
WANT TO GO? 203-348-5285. 


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