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The Seaport Christmas Tree Lighting

When the switch is thrown to light up the tree, you know it’s officially festive season. Come to the Seaport for an evening of all things merry.

Spread the joy with a donation to the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive – hosted by The Seaport in partnership with EPSN – drop off a new, unwrapped toy at The Corner (25 Fulton St.) on December 2 and get a coupon for a hot chocolate at Cobble & Co. next door.


What’s On

5:00pm–8:00pm       Holiday crafts and live music (RSVP to reserve a craft)*

WHERE: The Corner, 25 Fulton St.



Kids’ coloring activities

WHERE: McNally Jackson Books, 4 Fulton St.


Hester Street Fair Holiday Pop-Up Market, 5-9PM

WHERE: Hester Street Fair Pop-Up Market, 205 Front St.


Hot chocolate at Cobble & Co. and hot apple cider

from Fulton Stall Market*

WHERE: Cobble & Co. – 19 Fulton St.

Fulton Stall Market – Corner of Fulton St. and Water St.


Mulled wine and spiked hot chocolate*

WHERE: Garden Bar, 19 Fulton St.


Sip & shop at SJP

WHERE: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, 93 South St.


Christmas tree cookies

WHERE: Funny Face Bakery, 6 Fulton St.


Preview of two upcoming exhibits – “South Street and the Rise of New York” and “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914”

WHERE: The South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St.


5:30pm                      Live music performances throughout the evening

WHERE: Throughout the Seaport


6:45pm                      Countdown to the tree lighting

WHERE: Fulton St.


7:00pm–9:00pm       Photobooth with Santa*

WHERE: 8 Fulton St.


8:00pm                      The Ugly Sweater Party*

WHERE: Pearl Alley at Pier 17

Learn More


 *These Holiday Tree Lighting Night events are covered by the Key to NYC policy of requiring identification and proof that attendees 12 years of age and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

For proof of vaccination, you can use a CDC Vaccination Card (digital photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable), NYC Vaccination Record (digital photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable), NYC Covid Safe app, CLEAR Health Pass, or Excelsior Pass/Excelsior Pass Plus.

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