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Tree Lighting

Our annual Tree Lighting show returns!
Tess Meyer
November 29, 2022, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Our annual Tree Lighting at Bank of America Winter Village returns to the park Tuesday, November 29 at 6pm, featuring:

• Broadway stars and co-hosts Jessica Vosk and Mauricio Martinez*
• Performances by world-class skaters Mirai Nagasu, Polina Edmunds, Ryan Bradley, Ice Theatre of New York young apprentices Oona and Gage Brown, the Haydenettes, and Figure Skating in Harlem
• Plus singing, fireworks, and more!

Please note: The Rink closes to the public at 2:00pm on the day of Tree Lighting. Public skating resumes right after the show, around 6:45pm. The Lodge Bar and Food Hall will remain open all day. 

The in-person event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Entry will begin at 4pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

A full livestream of the event will also be available to watch here, so you can join from wherever you are. Be sure to bookmark this page, and return to watch with friends and family on Tuesday, November 29. 

*Mauricio Martinez is stepping in for Jelani Remi as co-host of tonight's festivities!


Thanks to generous support by Bank of America, the Tree Lighting will be available to stream for free on this webpage. 

In Park Protocols

  • Seating for the event will begin at 4pm. Visitors who arrive prior to 4pm will be asked to return in the afternoon. 
  • Entry to the event is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Capacity on the deck may be limited. 
  • The Lodge Bar and Food Hall will remain open during the event.
  • Your presence at Tree Lighting constitutes acknowledgement and consent that you may be photographed and/or videotaped by Bryant Park Corporation, and your image or likeness may be used as the result of a photo/video shoot. 
Tess Meyer

Tree Lighting Watch and Skate Pass

Enjoy a guaranteed view of Tree Lighting and be among the first skaters after the ceremony ends. Purchase your Tree Lighting Watch and Skate Pass here.

Watch and Skate pass holders can access the skate pen beginning 5:30pm. Upon entry, pass holders will pick up their skates and then watch the Tree Lighting ceremony which includes world-class skating performances, holiday music, and fireworks!

Pass holders will be encouraged to put their skates on and check their shoes by 6:30pm. After the Tree is lit, synchronized skating team The Haydenettes will welcome pass holders to join them on the ice.

Tree Lighting Watch and Skate Pass includes:  

  • Exclusive viewing access from the Lace Up area beginning at 5:30pm
  • Skate rental 
  • Bag check
  • Extended skate session immediately following the ceremony
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