The Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting is fun, but frankly, it's a bit of a circus. Our tree lighting in Washington Square Park is way more intimate and soulful....in our opinion, the way Christmas should be celebrated.
The lighting takes place next Monday, December 9th at 6 p.m. The tree is a whopping 45 feet tall and will sit under the arch and be lit for the season between the hours of 4 p.m. and 1 a.m. The Rob Susman Brass Quartet will be on hand to accompany the crowd, who will sing holiday songs during the illumination. (Don't worry if you can't remember the words. The Washington Square Association will provide complimentary songbooks.)
If you miss the lighting, you still have a chance to sing your lungs out with our neighbors. On Christmas Eve, folks will gather around the tree once again with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet to sing holiday songs at 5 p.m.
What a wonderful way to ring in the holiday season!
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