The Central Park Conservancy is holding its 20th annual Christmas Tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center next to the Harlem Meer. The Meer is at the Northern end of the park near 110th Street. The event is free and there will be food and refreshments.
“Celebrate the season at our 20th 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.”
You don’t have to register but can do so here.