Park Avenue Tree Lighting
92nd St. & Park Ave., Manhattan
Nifty NYC’s favorite tree lighting! Grab some cocoa, sing some carols with other locals & watch the trees light up on Park Avenue.
In 1945, following the end of WWII, Mrs. Stephen C. Clark and some of her friends who had also lost sons and daughters in that war, installed lighted trees along Park Avenue as a memorial not only to their children, but to those from throughout the city who had given their lives. These trees were first lighted on Dec. 17, 1945, and dedicated to the memory of those who had died in all of our country’s wars. Subsequently, they became known as the Park Avenue Memorial Trees. In recent years, the memorial has expanded to involve and celebrate all faiths, while furthering the cause of peace and invoking reverence for those who have sacrificed their lives.