Astoria, Christmas, Sunnyside, Woodside
Nov 20, 2016

Holiday Lightings 2016 in Astoria and Greater Western Queens

Get your fill of holiday lights, tree lightings, Santa and winter snacks this season.

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‘Tis the season for holiday lights! We’ve put together a list of places to enjoy this annual tradition, from Astoria to the Queens Botanical Garden. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Sunnyside Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 22
6-7pm
Greenpoint Avenue & 46th Street, Sunnyside

Join us for the 2016 Sunnyside Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Greenpoint Avenue! This year’s event features holiday-inspired performances and a countdown to the lighting of the holiday lights.

Sabba Park Holiday Lighting, Singing, and Santa

Tuesday, November 29
6-9pm
Start at 48th Street and Queens Blvd, Sunnyside

Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Sabba Park Holiday Lighting, Singing, and Santa at Bliss Plaza. Here’s the schedule:

  • 6pm at 48th Street and Queens Blvd—Lighting Prayer for all faiths, lighting, walk to Bliss Plaza
  • 6:30pm 46th-Bliss Station—Singing and Santa, The famous Sunnyside Drum Corps, candy canes and cocoa for the kids
  • 7:30pm: All are invited to a $25 prix fixe holiday dinner at Dazies Restaurant

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 2
6-9pm
Sohnke Square, 58th St & Woodside Avenue, Woodside

This holiday, it is even more important for all of us to come together and celebrate the values that make up our community. We are a community of immigrants, a community of diversity and we are a community to be celebrated. Meet your neighbors and get to know them while drinking hot chocolate and eating munchkins. Santa will also be there with presents for children! And of course we’ll have our annual tree lighting to bring in the festivities to Woodside. Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 2
7-9pm
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue

Come join us in the garden for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday December 2nd! Sip Hot Chocolate, eat cookies and spread some holiday cheer!

4th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

Saturday, December 3
2-6pm
Astoria Park

We are proud to announce that we are hosting our Fourth Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, beginning at 2 pm, on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park on 19th Street and 23rd Avenue. Festivities will include train rides, face painting, cotton candy, holiday performances, and the highly anticipated tree lighting at 5 pm, with the Art House Astoria Christmas Carolers, as the grand finale to our joyous event. We look forward to ringing in the holiday season with you, and can’t wait to see you!

Christmas in the Garden + Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 4
1-5:30pm
43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Event is FREE with additional fee for photos with Santa. Schedule of Activities:

  • 1pm—Winter Garden tour
  • 1 to 4pm—Photos with Santa (fees apply)
  • 1 to 4pm—Holiday ornament making for kids (while supplies last)
  • 3 and 4pm—Live musical performances by The Rough Dozen acapella group, sponsored by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • 5pm—Tree lighting ceremony with Santa. Dress for the weather!

Take advantage of special blowout sales throughout the day at the QBG Shop as part of our Green Holiday Sale!

Kaufman Arts District Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 9
4pm
34-12 36th St, in front of Kaufman Astoria Studios in the landmark front

The Kaufman Arts District hosts its second holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 9 at 4pm in front of Kaufman Astoria Studios in the landmark front. The tree will be adorned with ornaments decorated and donated by students from the neighboring PS 166. The event will also feature carols performed by singers from the Astoria Performing Arts Center, with students from PS 166 also attending the event.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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