CHEERS!

The Dumbo Tree Lighting

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

Dumbo is Lighting the Tree December 5, 2019

4-7pm | Tree Lit at 6pm Sharp!

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 CookiesStarbucks 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!