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Holiday Lighting 2016

21st Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting

Date: November 30, 2017, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Celebrate the season at our 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Photos with Santa
(please bring your own camera)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Caroling and Lighting Ceremony


This event, organized by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, is made possible by our founding sponsor:


Free family fun; no organized groups, please. Rain, snow, or shine.

Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza.

Stroller parking will be provided.


Registration is not required, but you can let us know you are coming.

For more information, please call 212.310.6675.