2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree LightingDec 2, All Day Eventbetween 48th St. and 51st St. between Fifth Ave. and Sixth Ave.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 2, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 8pm on January 6, 2016.

Rockefeller Plaza
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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train ShowNov 29, 10am - 6pm2900 Southern Boulevard
Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show's behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound.

Explore a winter wonderland across our 250 acres with special tours, musical performances, and activities for kids, plus take care of your gift list at NYBG Shop and stop for a bite at one of our exciting new dining venues. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind holiday outing!

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
New York Botanical Garden
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Berries, Bark and Trees: A Winter Walk with Benjamin SwettDec 5, 1pm - 2pmWave Hill W249th Street
Follow author and photographer Benjamin Swett and Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a bracing walk to discover the joys of the garden in winter. The season’s penetrating light reveals the varied silhouettes of our noble trees and highlights their fascinating bark patterns. Spot colorful berries and maybe even a few winter blooms. This walk highlights plants from our new winter self-guided tour featuring Swett’s photographs.

A selection of photographs from his award-winning book, New York City of Trees, is on view in Wave Hill House. The walk ends at Wave Hill House, where Swett will talk about his work.  A book signing will follow in the Perkins Visitor Center.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Wave Hill
Perkins Visitor Center
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