Central Park Holiday Lighting

The 2018 Central Park holiday lighting is happening on November 29th 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 must also 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.

Central Park Holiday Lighting 2017

The 22nd annual Central Park holiday lighting will take place 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.

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