Update from yesterday’s rally at Washington Square in support of keeping “hot dog carts” IN and private influence OUT of the park momentarily! But first, while all the activity was going on by the fountain, by the Arch, the lights were being placed on the tree and it was temporarily lit! The official lighting of the tree, after which it will remain on beginning at 4 p.m. each day, takes place this Wednesday, December 11th.
The lights on the tree — I have to go back to look but I believe they have always (in the last five years at least!) been colors … I think red or multi-colored — this year the tree’s lights are white – which is nice, just different.
The tree’s lights will be officially lit on Wednesday, December 11th at 6 p.m. when the 89th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony takes place with caroling and other music and Santa and people gather around.