The Dumbo Holiday Tree Lighting

Carols, Calypso and Cocoa! Join us to ignite some holiday cheer! 

The DUMBO Improvement District is thrilled to sponsor the 16th Annual DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

4-7pm | Tree Lit at 5:30pm Sharp! 

  • TREE LIGHTING. With a countdown led by our very own Alexandria Sica!
  • SANTA CLAUS. All the way from the North Pole, in a fabulous setting generously created by West Elm. Photobooth from our friends at The Self Portrait Project.
  • CALYPSO MUSIC. From Brooklyn-based steel drum band Jah Pan.
  • CHRISTMAS COVERS. By Curtis J. Social and the Dumbo house band!
  • CHEERS. Performances by our PS307 and Dock Street Middle School students.
  • HOT COCOA & SWEET TREATS. Donated by Celestine, Ivy Stark and more to be announced.
  • PROJECTIONS ON THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE. Animated videos reinvent the holiday tree for the digital age, created specially for us by the DUMBO-based animation company Augenblick Studios.
  • TOY DRIVE. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child ages 0 to 14, and we'll add the to the 84th Precinct's Operation Sleigh Ride.
  • COAT DRIVE. Bring an old coat in good condition–all sizes welcome! – and we'll add it to the 84th Precinct x New York Cares Coat Drive this season.
  • FOOD DRIVE. Bring packaged non-perishables for the Vinegar Hill Pantry Food Drive.


Your direct line to the North Pole!

Drop off your letter to Santa at our mailbox in the Pearl Street Triangle. If Santa notices that your wishlist can be sourced in Dumbo, he may just give you $100 Dumbo Dollars to spend in the neighborhood as an early holiday gift!