Holiday tree lightings in the Bronx

There will be lightings on Mosholu Parkway and at Van Nest Park this Wednesday, which follow last week's lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in Manhattan.

There will be lightings on Mosholu Parkway and at Van Nest Park this Wednesday, which follow last week's lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in Manhattan. (12/9/13)

THE BRONX - 'Tis the season for tree lightings, and News 12 has a preview of some coming up this week.

There will be a tree lighting on Mosholu Parkway, near Bainbridge Avenue, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Attendees can catch a horse-drawn carriage ride and listen to performances from two school choirs.

A tree lighting at Van Nest Park will also kick off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Those festivities include hot chocolate and cookies.  

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Tree Lightings in the Bronx

• Ciccarone Park, East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue
Dec. 7, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
With cookies, caroling, and a visit from Santa himself!

• Mosholu Parkway, center lawn near Bainbridge Avenue
Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
Horse carriage rides and performances by school choirs from M.S. 20 and P.S. 8.

• Van Nest Park, on Van Nest Avenue and Unionport Road
Dec. 11, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served.

• Shoelace Park, 211th Street & the Bronx River Greenway
Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hot chocolate will be served.

• Peace Plaza in Pelham Parkway, Esplanade and Williamsbridge Road
Dec. 18, 3 p.m.
Candy and goodie bags for the kids.

• Poe Park, Grand Concourse and East 192nd Street
Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
With hot chocolate and a raffle.

DETAILS: Bronx parks kick off the holiday season with tree lighting ceremonies. These events are FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Event details are subject to change in case of inclement weather.
 

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights upWith a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

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