Madison Square Park Christmas Tree 2024

Madison Square Park Christmas Tree in Madison Square Park own the oldest Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the country. 

Madison Square Park Christmas Tree


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Madison Square Park Christmas TreeMadison Square Park Christmas Tree in Madison Square Park own the oldest Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the country. It was December 1912 when a 60-foot-tall tree arrived by truck at the park and was decorated with 2,300 colored electric lights. The lighting ceremony held on Christmas Eve attracted 25,000 visitors, marking the first event of its kind in the US.

This year marks the 111th anniversary of the nation’s first public holiday with an event hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy on Wednesday, December 6. Free festivities include delicious options and live performances. Events will begin at 5 p.m.

Where is the Madison Square Park Christmas Tree?

Madison Square Park is in Midtown Manhattan. Its exact location is between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue and 23rd to 26th Streets.

What is near?

Within walking distance are Flatiron Building (1 minute, 184 feet), Empire State Building (9 minutes, 0.4 mile), Gramercy Park (9 minutes, 0.4 miles), Union Square Holiday Market (12 minutes, 0.5 miles), Harry Potter New York (2 minutes, 358 feet), Bryant Park (18 minutes, 0.8 miles), Chelsea (16 minutes, 0,7 mile), The FRIENDS™ Experience (4 minutes, 0.2 mile) and many other attractions.

How to get there?

The closest subway stations are 23 St (N Q R W 4 6 trains). 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue have many bus lines.