At 5:45pm tonight, the traditional tree-lighting ceremony in Battery Park City will take place. The event will last until 7pm in South Cove. Three trees will be festooned with strands of multi-colored lights, which look absolutely magical as they reflect off the water.
In addition to the tree-lighting, there will be caroling and Santa Claus will be in attendance. Piping mugs of hot chocolate and hot cider will be served, along with cookies.
The celebratory event is also philanthropic, as attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys, books and clothing, all of which will be donated to Stockings With Care, a charity launched by Rosalie Joseph, a BPC resident. Stockings With Care’s mission is to offer gifts to children in crisis whose circumstances cause them to lack the same type of fun and festive holiday season that more fortunate kids tend to experience.
Are you attending the tree-lighting?