The Museum of Natural History's origami tree is back. Credit: Roderick Mickens
South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St. Tree lighting: Nov. 29, 6 p.m. For the 30th year, a holiday tree will spark up the Seaport. Along with the lighting ceremony, See/Change’s ice rink will open, and there will be live music.
Madison Square Park Entrance at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue Tree lighting: Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m. Did you know that Madison Square Park was the first place with a community holiday tree in America? This tradition will brighten up the park again this year, as will performances by the New York Life Singers and Audra Rox.
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street Tree goes up: Nov. 25 Who needs lights? National and international origami artists created all sorts of paper animals to decorate the tree at the museum.
Time Warner Center 10 Columbus Cir. 5 p.m.-midnight every night, now-Jan. 3 It’s hard to see stars in the city sky, but thanks to TWC’s Holiday Under the Stars, twelve 14-foot stars will hang from the ceiling and change colors to classic holiday music.
Rockefeller Center 30 Rockefeller Plz. Tree lighting: Dec. 4, 7 p.m. We recommend watching from home on NBC — you’ll be warm and away from the crowds.
Lincoln Square Broadway from the Time Warner Center to 68th Street Tree lighting: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. At the 14th Annual Winter’s Eve fest, enjoy food, fun and, of course, a tree. More than 30 restaurants will offer tastings.