MAD. SQ. HOLIDAY RETURNS FOR ITS NINTH YEAR
The Madison Square Park Conservancy Presents Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6
WHAT: Madison Square Park Conservancy’s annual holiday tree lighting in historic Madison Square Park. This ceremony is free to the public and celebrates the holiday season with the lighting of a 30-foot Fraser Fir. The celebration will include a holiday light countdown, performances by kid’s rocker Audra Rox and the New York Life Singers, and the lighting of decorations throughout the park. Mad. Sq. Holiday is supported by Walgreens, Marimekko, The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Hill Country Chicken and Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen.
WHERE: Mad. Sq. Holiday will take place in the Northern Plaza of Madison Square Park. Enter the park on 25th Street and Fifth Avenue.
WHEN: Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Holiday will take place rain or shine on Tuesday, December 6th at 4:30pm.
ABOUT THE MAD. SQ. HOLIDAY TREE: Madison Square Park was home to America’s first community holiday tree, sparking the “Tree of Light” movement throughout the nation in 1912. By 1915, more than one thousand communities displayed public trees. Madison Square Park’s “Star of Hope” memorial located at the southern end of the park commemorates the park’s role in the holiday tree movement.
About Madison Square Park Conservancy
The Madison Square Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping historic Madison Square Park a bright, beautiful and lively public park. The Conservancy works in partnership with the City of New York/Parks & Recreation to operate Madison Square Park and is responsible for raising all funds necessary to operate the park, including horticulture, park maintenance, sanitation, security and free cultural programs for park visitors of all ages. madisonsquarepark.org