Every year, the BID shows off its holiday spirit with a tree lighting ceremony, musical performances, and a special guest that gives out goodie bags to the first 150 children! Pictures are taken on the Classic Trolley, which is stationed right outside the venue.
As an official start of the holiday season, the Sunset Park BID, in cooperation with OLPH Basilica, holds a special ceremony on the street in front of the church, where an 18 foot tall tree has been placed.
When the sun is completely down, usually around 6:00 pm, the actual lighting of the 18 foot tree takes place. The tree is lit for the holidays! The Sunset Park BID Holiday Tree remains standing and lit up every night until Three Kings Day in January.