The 2019 Central Park holiday lighting is happening on December 5th and is a must-do event for families. The official ceremony includes a live ice carving, caroling, an even appearance from Santa Claus. There will also be plenty of fresh baked cookies and delicious cups of hot cocoa to keep everyone warm through the evening. Read on for a more detailed look into the scheduled activities!
From 5:30pm to 6pm, the little ones will be able to take pictures with the man who sports the fluffiest beard on Earth: Santa Claus! Parents, please remember that you’ll have to bring your own camera to snap a photo.
From 6pm to 6:30pm, the official lighting ceremony will take place. There’ll also be caroling happening by the plaza next to the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, where the event will be happening. The ceremony will conclude at the Harlem Meer where a flotilla of more than 20 trees will also be illuminated in a spectacle of light.
The Central Park Conservancy will be hosting the 23rd annual Central Park holiday lighting at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. To get to the Discovery Center, enter the park through 110th St. and Fifth Ave. and Lenox Ave.
More cold weather fun:
- Broadway Under The Stars (from November 11th to December 9th)
- The Columbus Circle Holiday Market (starting December 4th)
- The TurnStyle Holiday Market (starting November 18th)