Tree Lighting

Bryant Park’s annual Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting Sing-Along Presented by Bank of America

Bryant Park’s annual Tree Lighting returns Thursday, December 5 at 6pm.


  • Host Alyse Zwick
  • Christmas sing-alongs led by Harlem youth chorus DREAM Choir
  • Performances by world-class skaters Ryan Bradley, Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud, and The Haydenettes
  • Plus, fireworks, Santa, and more!

Following the ceremony, all visitors are welcome to skate to live music on the city’s only free admission ice skating rink.

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Rink Schedule

To prepare for Tree Lighting, The Rink will be closed on Thursday, December 5 from 3pm-6:40pm. Public skating resumes at 6:40pm.

Past Performers

Previous hosts include Alan Cumming (2018), 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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