Carols, Calypso and Cocoa! Join us to ignite some holiday cheer!
The DUMBO Improvement District is thrilled to sponsor the 15th Annual DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Thursday, December 5th
4-7pm | Tree Lit at 6pm Sharp!
- TREE LIGHTING. With a countdown led by our very own Alexandria Sica!
- SANTA CLAUS. All the way from the 84th Precinct, errrrr, 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.
- CAROLING. Performances by the PS307 and Dock Street Middle School choirs, and more.
- HOT COCOA & SWEET TREATS. Donated by Jacques Torres, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Celestine, Ivy Stark Modern Mexican, Loco Coco, Oddfellows, One Girl Cookies, Starbucks and Ice and Vice!
- PROJECTIONS ON THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE. Animated videos reinvent "yule logs" for the digital age, created specially for us by the DUMBO-based animation company Augenblick Studios.
- FESTIVE LIGHTS provided by Dumbo-based solar powered light company, MPOWERD.
- 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.
PLUS! FOOD DRIVE for the New York Food Bank through the holidays at Feed. Drop off any non-perishable food items through Dec 24. Holiday food items ideal, but all accepted.
INTRODUCING: THE ELEPHANT BUY BACK PROGRAM
Have one too many #DumboDrop elephants tucked into apartment / office / car / bicycle corners? Bring your in-good-condition elephant souvenir to the Tree Lighting – and get a $5 Dumbo Dollars Gift Card to spend in the neighborhood with our thanks!