Mad. Sq. Holiday 2019
Join us around the Madison Square Park Holiday Tree on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. Each year, the community comes together for the festive event and participates in free seasonal activities. With live music, giveaways, and treats, this annual event is the perfect place to kick off the holidays!
All ages welcome. More details to follow.
Schedule of Events:
|3:30 – 4:20 PM||Music by Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats|
|4:30 – 4:45 PM||Music by New York Life Singers|
|4:45 PM||Remarks & Countdown|
|Robin Lockwood, Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Madison Square Park Conservancy|
|Nathan Dopp, CEO of Fjällräven North America|
|James Mettham, Executive Director, Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership|
|Flipping the Switch||Carlina Rivera, Councilwoman, New York City Council District 2|
|William Castro, Manhattan Borough Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation|
|4:55 – 5:30 PM||Music by Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats|
Mad. Sq. Holiday History
For over 10 decades, the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Madison Square Park has been a must-see attraction. It has a proud history of celebrating the holiday season—the first public Christmas tree in the United States was displayed in the Park on December 21, 1912. This historic tradition started as a way to allow all New Yorkers to enjoy the holiday spirit. And today, we are proud to continue that tradition.