Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at The New York Botanical Garden

Christmas carols were part of the celebration.
Photo by Miriam Quin

The New York Botanical Garden held a ceremonial lighting of nine ornament decorated trees to start the Holiday season on Sunday, November 22. The Fraser Fir trees measured up to 26 feet in height and were decorated with 20,000 lights. The tree lighting festivities took place during the opening weekend of NYBG’s 24th annual Holiday Train Show.

(l-r) Elected officials Councilman Andy Cohen, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Councilman Andy Cohen, Congressman Jose Serrano, Congressman Eliot Engel, Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Jose Serrano attended the festivities.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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Assemblyman Marcos Crespo went to the lighting with his family.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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