Washington Square Park's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Is Older Than Rockefeller Plaza's and Less Crowded to See

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The 2011 Washington Square Park Christmas Tree

Washington Square Park just announced that the 90th annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm prompt. The Rockefeller Center Tree is more well-known, but it’s 82-year tradition is a bit shy of the 90-year history that the Washington Square Park tree holds. Though the tree arrives tomorrow, it won’t be lit for ten days so you can still get a good photo of it under the arch before the lights go up if you are feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge.

via Washington Square Park Blog

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