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New York State's Holiday Tree Lighting
Celebrate the season at the beautiful Empire State Plaza with FREE activities including the official ceremony and tree lighting, fireworks, a rock-and-skate with Skeeter Creek, demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club, performances by Tuba Christmas, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus at Cornerstone at the Plaza!
Note: Updated as of 12/3/2021 8AM
- 12:00pm - 3:30pm: Open Skating (Ice Rink)
- 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Meet Santa Claus (Cornerstone at the Plaza)
- 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Carriage Rides (Base of The Egg, Plaza Level)
- 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Inside the Snow Globe with Cornerstone at the Plaza featuring a warming area, holiday concessions, specialty beverages, sweets & treats, and more! (Cornerstone at the Plaza)
- 1:15pm - 3:15pm: Rock-and-Skate with Skeeter Creek (Ice Rink)
- 4:00pm: Tuba Christmas Performance (Plaza North End)
- 4:30pm: Demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club (Ice Rink)
- 5:15pm: Official Ceremony, Tree Lighting, and Fireworks (Plaza North End)
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Open Skating (Ice Rink)