If you are looking for something to do in New York City, you may want to check out the annual holiday tree lighting. You can enjoy live music, make your own tree decoration, and sip hot chocolate while you are there. However, if you don’t want to get sick, you might want to wear a mask. You should also keep a social distance of six feet from other participants. The event will be held on December 6, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Washington Square Park’s Origami Christmas Tree
The American Museum of Natural History hosts the annual Origami Holiday Tree, which is more than a dozen feet tall and made up of more than a thousand pieces of origami. The tree’s decorations are made by artists from around the world. The tree is decorated with a variety of ornaments inspired by the museum’s collections, including the blue whale, the T-rex dinosaur, and the gemstones from the Hall of Gems and Minerals. Visitors are encouraged to take the time to explore the museum’s exhibits, but don’t let the free entry deter you from a visit to this unique holiday display.
The tree will remain lit through mid-January 2020. The tree will be located between West 48th Street and 51st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The tree’s lighting ceremony will be broadcasted on NBC. After the holidays, the tree will be milled into lumber and sold to help build homes in the New York area.
The tree’s location in Washington Square Park makes it a popular photo opportunity. It is also the second-oldest Christmas Tree in New York City, with carol-singing festivities dating back more than a century. The holiday tree lighting ceremony is held between four and eleven in the evening.
Queens Botanical Garden’s Wind-er Wonderland
On a 39-acre site in Flushing, Queens, the Queens Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to celebrate the holiday season. Highlights include rose gardens, bee gardens, herb and wedding gardens, an arboretum, an art gallery and a LEED-certified Visitor & Administration Building.
The annual holiday tree lighting is the highlight of this spectacular light show. Visitors are treated to a spectacular display of colors and sounds, as well as live music by the Battery Park City Authority. Guests can also enjoy hot chocolate and tree decoration making while taking in the festive atmosphere.