Dec 4th (today) marks the 100th Year anniversary of the first tree lighting in the nation in Madison Square Park
The first public tree lighting in the United States reportedly took place in Madison Square Park in 1912, and this year’s lighting marks the 100th anniversary of the tradition. It will take place from 3:30-5:30pm on Tuesday, December 4th and is hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy. The tree will then remain up through the holiday season.
There will be songs from The New York Life Singers and Audra Rox, as well as treats from Hill Country Barbecue Market, as well as holiday crafting. It’s all free to attend.
For more info see www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-holiday-celebration.