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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyDec 1, 7pm - 9pm48th Street - 51st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue
The 2021 tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 1 at Rockefeller Plaza. Each year, thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions watch the live broadcast. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues through early 2022. On Christmas day, the lights shine for a full 24 hours.

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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train ShowNov 29, All Day Event2900 Southern Boulevard
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – Sunday, January 23, 2022

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.
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Outdoor Skills: Fire BuildingNov 27, 1pm - 2pmFort Greene Park Visitor Center
What can you use to build a fire? Explore this site with the Urban Park Rangers as we use different materials and ways to construct a fire. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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