Celebrating the holiday season with lights and illumination is a signature festive tradition. This year, our community will be aglow at the many Christmas tree lightings and menorah lightings on Staten Island. Many of these Christmas tree and menorah lightings in Staten Island host additional activities, too, including crafts and live music. Sometimes, even Santa stops by for a visit! Bring the whole family, and bask in the tradition of holiday lights together.
And don’t forget to check out our calendar of events for more Christmas events and holiday fun!
Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings in Staten Island
WHERE: Annadale Park • Next to 820 Annadale Rd.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 26, 5-7pm
Enjoy the South Shore BID’s tree lighting event, featuring a train ride for the kids, bouncy houses, DJ, live performance by Miss Caroline’s Dance Elite and photos with Santa.
WHERE: Tappen Park • Bay Street
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9, 3-6pm
Enjoy a tree lighting, toy giveaway, pictures with holiday characters and many other activities.
WHERE: Empire Outlets • 55 Richmond Terr.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2; 7pm
This festively fun event will feature a tree lighting and entertainment. Santa Claus will be there, too.
WHERE: 10 Richmond Terr.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 30; time TBA
Head to Borough Hall for the annual tree lighting event.
WHERE: Old Bermuda Inn • 301 Veterans Rd. W.
WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 4-5 and 6; 7-8pm
Hosted by John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home, this is a memorial service and tree lighting to honor those the funeral home has served over the years. Guests may bring a small personalized and non-breakable ornament to be placed upon the trees for loved ones. Live streamed on Monday, Dec 4.
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Ave.
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 16-17; see times on the website
PRICE: $35; free for children 5 and younger
Evening tours illuminated by candlelight showcase more than a century of yuletide on Staten Island, where culture and food from many countries combine to create something that is uniquely New York.
WHERE: Conference House Park • 298 Satterlee St.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 3; 4:30pm
The traditional Grand Illumination will take place, and the historic house will be aglow in candlelight to start the holiday season. Enjoy free apple cider and cookies.
WHERE: 415 Port Richmond Ave.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7pm
It’s time for the Third Annual Port Richmond tree lighting event. Enjoy hot cocoa, pastries and entertainment.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
WHERE: Catholic Charities Community Center • 120 Anderson Ave.
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4:30pm
Enjoy a tree lighting, music, caroling, hot chocolate and more.
Menorah Lightings in Staten Island
WHERE: 984 Post Ave.
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7pm
Head to this local menorah lighting event hosted by Congregation Temple Emanu-El and the Port Richmond North Shore Alliance.
WHERE: 10 Richmond Terr.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 12; time TBA
Head to Borough Hall for the annual menorah lighting event.
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