Celebrating the holiday season with lights and illumination is a signature Christmas tradition. This year, our community will be aglow at the many Christmas tree ceremonies on Staten Island. Many of these Christmas tree lightings on Staten Island host additional activities, too, including crafts, caroling 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 Lightings in Staten Island
WHERE: Annadale Park • Next to Richmond County Savings Bank at 820 Annadale Rd.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11; 5-7pm
Enjoy the South Shore BID’s tree lighting event, featuring bouncy houses, a train ride for the kids, live performance by Miss Caroline’s Dance Elite, DJ and photos with Santa.
WHERE: Rab’s Country Lanes • 1600 Hylan Blvd.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 27; 5-7:30pm
An evening of festive holiday fun to celebrate the Christmas season with entertainment, lights, warm drinks, children’s activities, Santa and more.
WHERE: Empire Outlets • 55 Richmond Terr.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3; 7-8pm
The festively fun event will feature a tree lighting, dance performance by Dance Xpress and refreshments. Santa and Frankie the Ferry Hawk will be there too!
WHERE: 10 Richmond Terr.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 6; 6:30pm
The evening will feature Christmas carols, a dance performance, book giveaways, and appearance by Santa Claus and more.
WHERE: Old Bermuda Inn • 301 Veterans Rd. W.
WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 6; 7pm
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.
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town 441 • Clarke Ave.
WHEN: Weekends, Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18; Tour times are 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8pm
PRICE: $25; free for children 5 and younger
Evening tours illuminated by candlelight showcase more than 300 years 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. 4; 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 hot apple cider and cookies courtesy of the Auxiliary and Conference House Association.
WHERE: Pouch Camp • 1465 Manor Rd.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10; 6pm
Featuring photos with Santa Claus, crafts, carnival games and more. Christmas trees and wreaths will be for sale.
WHERE: Staten Island Mall • 2655 Richmond Ave.
WHEN: Daily, Nov. 11-Dec. 24; Book an appointment on the website
PRICE: Call or check the website.
Bring the kids to take photos with Santa Claus at this popular Staten Island event.
WHERE: Information to come.
WHEN: Information to come.
Richmond Road Tree Lighting
WHERE: In front of Casale Jewelers at 1639 Richmond Rd.
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 7; 5-7pm
Hosted by SIEDC and the Richmond Road Merchants Association, you’ll meet live reindeer and enjoy refreshments and music.
Victory Boulevard Tree Lighting
WHERE: Corner of Westcott and Victory Boulevards
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 29; 5-7pm
See Santa and enjoy entertainment at the Victory Boulevard Merchants Association event.
New Dorp Tree Lighting
WHERE: New Dorp Lane bet. 10th Street and New Dorp Plaza
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 8; 4-6pm
SIEDC and the New Dorp Lane District host the 8th annual tree lighting and holiday event.
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