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Holiday Tree Lighting

Gather around the Madison Square Park Holiday Tree for a festive evening of family-friendly fun. This year marks the 110th anniversary of the first holiday tree lighting in the park, which occurred in 1912. Come together with the rest of the park community for this joyful event and participate in free seasonal activities. There will also be live music performances by Hannah Kidwell (Courtesy of Tin Pan Alley) and the NYL Singers (from New York Life Insurance Company).

About Madison Square Park

Madison Avenue and 23rd Street

northern section of the park

Flatiron District, NY


  • Standard hours: Monday-Sunday, 6am-11pm

  • Madison Square Park is a fully accessible to park patrons of all abilities, including but not limited to individuals with physical, visual, and auditory disabilities, owners of special care animals, and wheelchair users.

    The area known as Madison Square Park has existed as an urban public space since 1686. Named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Madison Square was formally opened as a public park in 1847.


    Today, Madison  Square Park is at the heart of a revitalized business district, bordered by office buildings, retail establishments, and restaurants. The restoration of the park has also spurred new residential development, welcoming a new generation of young park users.