Many of the best NYC Parks and New York attractions host special lighting ceremonies–check out our full guide here! However, few are as exciting and magical as the affair hosted by the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.
As one of the most popular holiday markets in NYC, the Winter Village has big plans to make their tree-lighting ceremony (held on Tuesday, November 29) a smash.
When you go, you’ll be dazzled by a theatrical ice-skating show starring Olympic and World Champion skaters Mirai Nagasu, Polina Edmunds, Ryan Bradley, and Oona and Gage Brown–all hitting the stunning 17,000-square-foot rink.
And you’ll definitely want to stop by to see this year’s host for the evening: Broadway performers Jessica Vosk and Jelani Remy.
Once the Tree is lit there will be feature performances by synchronized skating team The Haydenettes and Figure Skating in Harlem!
Plus, fireworks, Santa, and many more surprises…
This year’s tree is a whopping 45 feet tall and weighs more than 8,000 pounds! Starting at 6 p.m., it will be lit with approximately 12,000 lights.
Make sure to get there early to peruse more than 170 holiday shops and grab tasty treats from all the food vendors before the festivities kick off at 6 p.m.
Note: The in-person event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Entry will begin at 4p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For those who can’t attend the tree lighting ceremony, a full livestream of the event will also be available to watch here.