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The Harlem Holiday Lights Return This Tuesday with a Parade of Floats and More

The Harlem Holiday Lights Return This Tuesday with the Annual Parade and More

The colorful ribbons of light that decorate 125th Street during the holidays are back to dazzle the neighborhood.

The 30th annual Harlem Holiday Lights return this week courtesy of the 125th Street Business Improvement District, and the entire festive display kicks off with a parade of floats through Harlem on Tuesday, November 14.

Here are the highlights you don't want to miss, including new attractions like the five "singing trees" along 125th Street.

"Celebrating Our Youth" Community Mural Paint 'n' Sip

The public is invited to join in at 4pm

NE corner of 125th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd

The community is invited to help paint a new mural on 125th Street.


Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W 129 St between Broadway and 12th Ave

Columbia University's annual winter tree lighting ceremony in Manhattanville includes live music and refreshments.

Parade starts at 125th St and Broadway at 6pm

Route includes 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, Malcolm X Boulevard and Marcus Garvey Park

A parade of floats from various community organizations and sponsors makes its way through Harlem.

Harlem Singing Trees

377 W 125th St

• 324-236 W 125th St

• 324-239 W 125th St

• 118 W 125th St

• 27 W 125th St

Five special trees along 125th Street feature lights that respond to the sound of music.

Performance by gospel vocalist Natasha C. Coward

Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 15 Mt. Morris Park West between W 121st and W 122nd Sts

Gospel vocalist Natasha C. Coward performs at Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church.


246 Malcolm X Blvd between W 122nd and W 123rd Sts

Local food, drink and craft vendors will be at the parade watch party starting at 6pm, joined by DJ Dah Dah at 8pm.

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