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 Monday, December 6) a smash.
When you go, you’ll be dazzled by a theatrical ice-skating show starring World Champions and Olympian skaters Olympic skaters Mirai Nagasu (Olympic Bronze Medalist, 7x US National Medalist, and the first US skater to land triple axel at the Olympics); pairs team Meagan Duhamel (3x Olympic Medalist, World Champion, Canadian Champion) and Dylan Moscovitch (Olympic Silver Medalist, Canadian Champion); Shawn Sawyer (Olympic skater and Canadian medalist) — 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: the Classical Theatre of Harlem Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones — so of course it will include festive performances by The Classical Theatre of Harlem Choir!
Plus, fireworks, Santa, and special guests…
This year’s tree is a whopping 43 feet tall and weighs more than 5,000 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 150 holiday shops and grab tasty treats from all the food vendors before the festivities kick off at 6 p.m.
Note: In-person attendees at this year’s Tree Lighting must show either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a recent negative test. In addition, all attendees must reserve a free event ticket in advance. Please do so on the Bryant Park website here.