Here's the scope on some of the tree-lighting ceremonies in Manhattan. Sadly, my personal favorite, the Lincoln Center tree lighting has been canceled due to ongoing construction in the plaza. Hopefully it will be back next year. Thankfully some of the accompanying activities can still be enjoyed at Winter's Eve:

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
Monday, November 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

The evening will begin with a tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park (Broadway& 63rd Street) and afterward the celebration continues along Broadway from the Time Warner Center to 68th Street.

Joy Behar from CNN and The View will host. Performers include Antibalas, God's Generation Choir, and Harlem Samba. For a detailed performance list visit the event site:

From 6-8pm local eateries (e.g. Bar Masa,Picholine, Magnolia Bakery, and Rosa Mexicano) will offer free or inexpensive ($1-$5) morsels under canopies in front of the Time Warner Center and along Broadway bet. 63rd & 64th Streets.

Columbia University - College Walk
116th Street & Broadway
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Performances by the Columbia University Glee Club, et al.

World Financial Center
220 Vesey Street
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm

The annual Winter Garden lighting celebration where we illuminate the beautiful glass atrium with 100,000 lights, will be followed by New York Theatre Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. If you're free in the afternoon, there is another performance at 1 pm.

Rockefeller C
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
7 pm to 9 pm

crowds for this the BIG TREE, are outrageous. If you want a view of performers prepare to devote your day to that aim. Otherwise, get an awesome view from the comfort of your sofa and make plans to visit the tree another day. The tree will be lit daily from 5:30 A.M.-11:30 P.M.; all day on Christmas (24 hours); and from 5:30 A.M.-9 P.M. on New Year's Eve. The world's most famous Tree will be on display until January 7th, 2010.

Madison Square Park

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
4:30 pm, Northern Plaza

Jubilant seasonal music by the New York Life Singers and AudraRox.

For more tree lighting info visit Time Out New York's Holiday info page.

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  1. Unknown says:

    Tree lighting ceremony w/ Santa at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza (209 Joralemon St @ Court St) tonight (12/8) at 5:30!

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