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New York State's Holiday Tree Lighting
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Date and time
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About this event
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!
12:00 PM-3:30 PM | Open Skating at the Ice Rink
12:00 PM-4:00 PM | Inside the Snow Globe with Cornerstone at the Plaza featuring a warming area, holiday concessions, specialty beverages, sweets & treats, and more at the Cornerstone at the Plaza
1:00 PM-4:00 PM | Carriage Rides at the North End of the Plaza
1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM | Meet & Greet With Santa Claus at the Cornerstone at the Plaza
1:15 PM-3:15 PM | Rock-and-Skate with Side B at the Ice Rink
4:00 PM | Tuba Christmas Performance at the Plaza North End
4:30 PM | Demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club at the Ice Rink
5:00 PM-5:15 PM | Caroling with The Rusty Pipes at the Plaza North End
5:15 PM | Official Ceremony, Tree Lighting, and Fireworks at the Plaza North End
6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Open Skating at the Ice RInk
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