The Friends of Saint Nicholas Park celebrate their annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Sunday, Dec. 6th starting at 3pm with ornament making for kids and tree lighting at 6pm! The Festival and Tree Lighting will take place at the 135th Street Plaza in St. Nicholas Park where the community will light a new permanent holiday tree donated by City College earlier this year.
This year’s lighting includes a visit from St. Nick (Santa Claus). Tamara Tunie – star of TV’s Law and Order SVU will recite ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (also known as “A Visit from St. Nicholas“).
Also performing will be singers from the PS/MS 129 Choir and The Harlem School of The Arts!
Also, the Blessed Trinity Baptist Church Men’s Ministry will be collecting coats, gloves and hats for their Holiday Drive. Please bring gently used items to help keep people warm this winter!
Sunday, December 6th marks St. Nicholas Day. This day marks a popular day in Germany where children had left a boot or stockings out for St. Nick to fill with goodies. The day is still practiced among German neighborhoods in the US.
Free Hot Chocolate and cookies from T and J’s Bakery will be served at the event.