Tree Lighting Skate-tacular

An original holiday tale on ice

Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is Bryant Park’s largest holiday celebration and a New York City Christmas tradition.

Each year a celebrity guest reads an original Christmas tale to the crowd. As the story unfolds, the characters are brought to life by world-class skaters performing on the ice, under the stars in the Midtown cityscape. Excitement builds until the finale: the Tree is lit, surrounded by fireworks.

Following the ceremony, all visitors are welcome to skate to live music on the city’s only free admission ice skating rink. Tree Lighting Skate-tacular would not be possible without the generous support of Bank of America.

Return in November for more information and the full list of performers.

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Past Performers

Previous narrators include Jane Krakowski (2017), Carrie Ann Inaba (2016), and Danny Aiello (2015).

Past skaters include Olympians Johnny Weir, Nancy Kerrigan, Brian Boitano, Kimmie Meissner, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Jeff Buttle, and synchronized skaters The Haydenettes.

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