JOIN US FOR THE 2023 WINTER CELEBRATION IN MORNINGSIDE PARK WHERE WE WILL LIGHT THE TALLEST LIVING HOLIDAY TREE IN AN NYC PARK!
DECEMBER 9TH, 2023
5PM - 7PM
HOT CHOCOLATE, TREATS, FESTIVE MUSIC, HOLIDAY TATTOOS AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Thank you to our generous community sponsors
The family of Thomas D. Kiel M.D.
The Mehretu-Rankin family
NYC 7th District Council Member Shaun Abreu
and all of our donors and dedicated volunteers
Schedule of Events
4:45PM - Ugly Sweater Dog Parade
Special Pre-Show! Watch a parade of dogs from our Dog Run to the tree in their festive ugly sweaters.
Sponsored by Bond Vet
5PM - Carols, Music, Refreshments and Fun!
Enjoy festive music from the MSM Brass Ensemble, as well as joyful Carols from the First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir. Hot chocolate, hot cider, donuts, cookies and treats will be available for free, as well as snowflake tattoos for the kids!
6PM - Tree Lighting
Join us in the countdown as we light up the tallest living evergreen tree in an NYC park!
"Rockefeller Center has got nothing on us!"
-Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, 2022
Step into a world of wonder as we light up the tallest living holiday tree in a New York City park — a magnificent 50-foot evergreen standing tall across 121st Street in Morningside Park. This neighborhood celebration is an intimate evening filled with warmth and joy that kicks off the new winter season.
This magical winter celebration proves more popular every year. As the light dims and the air fills with festive music by the MSM Brass Ensemble and a local choir, you can share hot beverages and nibble on delicious cookies while the children get free snowflake tattoos.
If you’d like to help make Morningside Park's Winter Celebration even more special, please make a tax deductible contribution. Any amount is a gift to us! Be generous. If you are a local business who would like more information about sponsoring the event, read more here. Together, we can create a memorable event that celebrates our park, winter, and the greater community of Upper Manhattan.