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The Countdown is officially ON S+4

Trees, mistletoe. The streets all aglow. It’s almost time to make merry.

The Seaport Holiday Tree will be lit on Tuesday, November 29, and you’re invited to join us for all the festive season fun. There’ll be live music, surprises, and the countdown to the tree lighting that marks the official start of the holidays.

The fun begins at 5pm, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony and live performances. An after-party on the Ice Rink follows at 7pm. See below for details, along with all the other festive activities, treats, photo opps and shopping that will be available on the night.

Beneficiaries of our holiday season donations this year are: Choose Love and Vision Urbana.

Event Info

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
From 5pm

Various activities and live performances throughout the Seaport

By the Tree S+28


Starting at 6pm, join us by the stage as emcee Nick Brown kicks off the Tree Lighting Ceremony. The New York City Knicks Kids Dancers will take the stage for a high-energy hip-hop-holiday routine, followed by the lead singer Lukas Graham, who will perform holiday favorites, and his own hits, live.

Live Music Performance by
Lukas Graham

6-7pm | Fulton Street

2022 marks seven years since Lukas Graham put his hometown of Christiania, Denmark on the map and enchanted and engaged audiences worldwide with a string of anthems that resonated around the world. With a soulful signature sound punctuated with pop relatability, his hit songs “7 Years” and “Love Someone” garnered him three GRAMMY® Award nominations, billions of streams and widespread critical acclaim as he also sold out shows across Europe, North America, and beyond.


a group of three Knicks City Kids

Hip Hop Holiday Dance by the Knicks City Kids

6-7pm | Fulton Street

The Knicks City Kids are the official Kids Dance Team for the NBA’s New York Knicks! They are a fan favorite during Knicks weekend home games at Madison Square Garden as they WOW fans with their talent, versatility and show stopping tricks! The Knicks City Kids are the coolest kids in the NBA and they are so excited to bring their show to this year’s Seaport Tree Lighting Celebration!


Nick Brown

Evening MC Nick Brown

6-7pm | Fulton Street

Nick Brown’s entertainment career began with MTV’s The Real World: Hollywood, Hosting MTV Spring Break Las Vegas and producing Clayton’s Beach Stage Festival on South Padre Island. He expanded in entertainment starring in Commercials for *Macy’s, Dockers, Sam’s Club, Amscot Financial,, SUBWAY, Michelob ULTRA, TAHOE BOATS, Florida Lottery, Lenovo, and Models for Tommy Hilfiger, Disney, McDonald’s, VISA, eBay, Verizon, Hawthorn Suites by WYNDHAM, and Greetings Holiday Card, to name a few. The written & co-produced Pop Single “LEAVE WITH YOU” has enjoyed International Airplay on Spotify. Bryan Bautista, semi-finalist of NBC’s Hit show, “The Voice” features as vocalist. LEAVE WITH YOU can be found on all music streaming platforms including YouTube, iTunes & Apple Music, Spotify & AMAZON Music.


What’s On All Night S+28


Stay warm and cozy with hot cocoa and cookies at the Garden Bar. Be inspired by a live ice sculpting demo. Get those all-important photos with Santa and let the kids deliver their holiday wishes in person. PLUS don’t miss the kids decorating workshops at the Seaport Museum, with extended hours from 4-8pm.

Holiday Tree Lighting

An Outdoor Hot Cocoa & Cookie Station

The Garden Bar on Fulton Street
Holiday Tree Lighting

A Photo Meet & Greet with Santa

Around the neighborhood
Holiday Tree Lighting

Ice Sculpting by Okamoto Studio

Fulton Street
Holiday Tree Lighting

Hester Street Holiday Market

5-9pm at Fulton & Front Street, in front of the iPic Theater

Decorating Activities

4-8pm | In-Person | 12 Fulton Street | Free

Kick off the holiday season in the Seaport Museum galleries with special open hours from 4pm to 8pm during the neighborhood tree lighting! Watch the annual lighting of the tree on the cobblestones at 6pm, and drop in for some seasonal fun in the galleries where families and guests of all ages will be invited to create paper boat baubles––great decorations for the holiday––using colorful holiday paper.

kids playing in the snow

Holiday Giving

204 Front Street

Debuting on Giving Tuesday, the Seaport welcomes a pop-up from Choose Love, a US 501(c)(3) organization that brings aid to those in need. In partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation, the pop-up will open November 29 through Christmas Eve at 204 Front Street.

Learn More

Things to Do S+3

From holiday shopping to cozy meals and winter cocktails, there’s plenty to do before and after the tree lighting festivities.

Holiday market

Shop Around the Neighborhood

group of people having hot chocolate at a table

Eat & Drink at one of our Restaurants

Tin Building at night

Stop by the Tin Building