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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park’s Annual Tree Lighting

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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will host its annual Tree Lighting this year. The event will be hosted by Classical Theatre of Harlem Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones and will include performances by The Classical Theatre of Harlem Choir as well as a stellar lineup of live skate performances from Olympic and World champion skaters Mirai Nagasu, Shawn Sawyer, and pairs team Meagan Duhamel and Dylan Moscovitch. The evening will also include fireworks and a special appearance from Santa himself! 

This year’s Tree, standing 43 feet tall and weighing more than 5,000 pounds, is a sight to be seen! Head to Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on December 6 to watch as the tree is lit with approximately 12,000 lights.

In-person attendees at this year’s Tree Lighting must show either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a recent negative test. In addition, all attendees must reserve a free event ticket in advance. Children under twelve may attend with a vaccinated adult. See additional information about tickets and safety policies at bryantpark.org/programs/tree-lighting. Free tickets will be available to reserve at 12pm EST on December 1 online.

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About Bryant Park

40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Midtown, NY

212-768-4242

  • Standard hours: Monday-Sunday, 7am; Closing time varies by season

  • Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

    Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.