December 5, 2021
12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Empire State Plaza and Cornerstone at the Plaza
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 - 3:30 p.m.||Open Skating||Ice Rink|
|1:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Meet Santa Claus||Cornerstone at the Plaza Patio|
|1:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Carriage Rides||Plaza Level North End|
|1:00 - 5:00 p.m.||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|
|1:15 - 3:15 p.m.||Rock-and-Skate with Skeeter Creek||Ice Rink|
|4:00 p.m.||Tuba Christmas Performance||Plaza North End|
|4:30 p.m.||Demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club||Ice Rink|
|5:00 - 5:15 p.m.||Saint Rose Madrigal Singers||Plaza North End|
|5:15 p.m.||Official Ceremony, Tree Lighting, and Fireworks||Plaza North End|
|6:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Open Skating||Ice Rink|
The Reese family of Waterford, NY receives a momento from the 2021 NYS Holiday Holiday Tree.
The Reese family waves goodbye to the 2021 NYS Holiday Tree.
Team OGS installs the 2021 NYS Holiday Tree at the Empire State Plaza.