Skipping the Rockefeller Center Tree this year?
No worries—there are plenty of festive holiday trees to be found uptown. Bonus: many feature living trees.
Here are some of the biggest and best, listed from south to north:
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves
Take a walk to the Harlem Meer at dusk to see Central Park's one-of-a-kind flotilla of trees covered in holiday lights.
Pool building near the park's Fifth Ave and 124th St entrance
Marcus Garvey Park's living holiday tree stands right in front of the pool building.
Enter at Morningside Ave and W 120th St
Head to Morningside Park to see the tallest holiday tree in Manhattan after the biggie in Rockefeller Center.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 125th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Find this large, festive tree in the open plaza in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building on 125th Street.
West Harlem Piers Park, W 125th St and the Hudson River
Come for the holiday tree, stay for the magnificent Hudson River views.
135th Street Plaza, St. Nicholas Ave and W 135th St
This living tree features holiday lights as well as ornaments crafted by neighbors.