Sponsored: Light up the holidays at South Street Seaport’s Annual Tree Lighting

11/25/2014 11:00 AM |


Christmas is nothing without Christmas trees. And even if your apartment is a closet and you don’t want to clean up all those pine needles, you still take a big breath in when you walk by Christmas tree vendors, see all of the misfit, Charlie Brown trees, and dream about taking them home.

Luckily, with South Street Seaport’s Annual Tree Lighting on December 2 at 5:45 PM, you don’t have to worry about carting home a conifer; they’ve got a humongous tree covered in thousands of LED lights and bright ornaments. And did we mention the event is free? That sure beats dollar store ornaments and belting “All I Want for Christmas Is You” with your roommates.

The Tree Lighting is but one part of the fantastic Winter/Edit holiday event series. The outdoor ice rink is open every day. Skate and helmet rentals are available, and residents in 10038, 10004, 10005 zip codes (with valid ID) receive 50% off admission and rental fees! Bring the whole family and enjoy warm drinks, live entertainment and art on ice all winter long, only at the Seaport.

While you’re there, stop in and visit any of many great vendors. Grab a bite at Ambrose Hall, Haagen Dazs, or one of the delicious food trucks. Check off your holiday gift list at Guess, Superdry, Pasanella’s and many more. Or stroll through the Fulton Stall Market, open everyday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

You can check out all the details, including ice rink hours of operation, at SouthStreetSeaport.com.