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Local Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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Bundle up and grab a cup of hot cocoa to watch local illumination ceremonies!

The official start of the holiday season is when Santa Claus stopped in Herald Square at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This week the tree in Rockefeller Center will be lit.  You can save a trip into the city by watching it on television.  Or stay local as nearly every town on Long Island  has its own special tree-lighting tradition.  We even have a tree that is next to an ice-skating rink.

Get into the spirit of the season with your neighbors at these events.  Some towns offer free hot chocolate with musical performances and joyous caroling.  Others offer a special appearance of Santa Claus and reading of “'Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  Don't forget to bring your camera.  Many are also accepting new toy donations.

Here are some places in Nassau and Suffolk Counties where you can watch Christmas trees lit up in all their splendor.

We'd love to hear about your favorite town tree celebration on Long Island.com Forum.

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Join us on Friday, December 7th for 
St. Joseph Hospital's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
  
Festivities Begin at 4:30 p.m.                       
  
There will be holiday music, hot chocolate and treats will be served.  Santa's Elves and other holiday characters will be on hand with something special for every good girl and boy.                 Of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to listen to the children's Christmas wishes.
  
We will be collecting new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities of Long Island.  The collection will continue throughout December.   
     
Thank you in advance for your contributions and making a difference in someone's life this Christmas Season!
 

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