6 Festive Holiday Trees Around Harlem


Festive holiday trees around Harlem
The annual flotilla of holiday trees on the Harlem Meer.

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:



1. Holiday Lights at the Harlem Meer

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.




2. Holiday Tree in Marcus Garvey Park

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.




3. Holiday Tree in Morningside Park

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.




4. NYS Harlem Tree on 125th Street

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.




5. Holiday on the Hudson

West Harlem Piers Park, W 125th St and the Hudson River

Come for the holiday tree, stay for the magnificent Hudson River views.




6. Holiday Tree in St. Nicholas Park

135th Street Plaza, St. Nicholas Ave and W 135th St

This living tree features holiday lights as well as ornaments crafted by neighbors.



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