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.
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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.
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.
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.