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.

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14th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand CentralDec 1, All Day EventVanderbilt Hall 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd St. and Park Ave.)
Presented by the New York Transit Museum, the Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal is back for its 14th year. Lionel trains will delight kids and adults of all ages as the minature Metro-North, New York Central and subway trains wind through a small-scale verision of GCT.
Grand Central Terminal
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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.

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Perkins Visitor Center
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