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.
Tree is lit at approximately 6pm on tree
During the holiday shopping weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas the BID places specially-designed holiday lights across each street on 5th Avenue from 38th to 64th Street. These lights stay on through January 6th.