It’s the holiday season in NYC, and even nature has gotten the memo!
The NYC Parks Department has just released an all-encompassing map with all of holiday lights taking over our favorite natural respites in the city: our parks! Do a walking tour of the ones in your neighborhood, or head out to explore a new location, — either will surely get you in the holiday spirit.
“It is a time-honored tradition here at Parks to light our greenspaces and buildings up for the holidays. A tradition we derive great pride from and one that we are committed to continuing even in these most unprecedented times,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, in a press release.
“We know that throughout this challenging year, people have looked to our parks for refuge and recreation, and we want to continue inspiring joy by spreading holiday cheer. We hope that our lights can help illuminate the hearts of all New Yorkers as we celebrate the holidays and what they mean to us all.”
The new map also shares details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings.
Filled with over 80 different sites — and more being added each and every day! — some highlights include:
- Mosholu Parkway Tree Lighting Display, The Bronx
- Central Park Seasonal Holiday Display, Manhattan
- Historic Richmond Town Tree Lighting, Staten Island
- MacDonald Park Menorah Lighting Display, Queens
- Litchfield Villa – Prospect Park, Brooklyn
featured image source: Screenshot, NYC Parks