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Empire State Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks Festival
The annual New York State Holiday Tree Lighting presented by SEFCU at Empire State Plaza is scheduled for December 3 from 1:00PM - 8:00PM!
This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities, including:
- A chance to meet Santa Claus!
- Holiday arts and crafts show
- Skating demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club
- Train rides on the Concourse
- Horse and carriage rides on the Plaza
- Caricatures by Rich Conley
- Musical performances by Moriah Formica of the Voice, Tuba Christmas and the Rusty Pipes
- And FIREWORKS!
The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 5:15 and concludes with a fireworks show. The event also coincides with the Taste NY Holiday Market at the New York State Museum and the Great Train Extravaganza in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.