Tree Lighting

New York State's Holiday Tree Lighting

Presented by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
New York State Holiday Tree Lighting Presented by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Presented By
Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
 
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!

Schedule
Time Activity Location
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 Base of The Egg, Plaza Level
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
5:15 p.m. Official Ceremony, Tree Lighting, and Fireworks Plaza North End
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Open Skating Ice Rink

 

Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
Opening Day Friday, December 3!
Tree Lighting Open Skating Hours

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 

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