'Tis the Season for Christmas Tree Lightings

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas tree lightings will be taking place all over the island this holiday season.

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Nothing is more beautiful than a tree decorated with ornaments and lights for Christmas. Some people have trees at home, but now tree lightings have become public events. What a better way to bring family and community together during the holiday season than with a public tree lighting.
 
Why have a tree for Christmas? The reasons stem back to what the tree symbolizes: eternal life. For whatever reason, the Christmas tree has become a centerpiece in many homes during the Christmas holiday. Originally decorated with fruits and nuts, it is now decorated with fun and meaningful ornaments and lights.
 
Most Long Islanders and New Yorkers think of Rockefeller Center's tree lighting, which is on December 4th. While that is a wonderful tree lighting, it is very difficult to get into Manhattan for that event. Why not try a local tree lighting event instead?
 
Check out all the great lighting events going on this season:
 
November 23rd:
November 30th:

December 1st:

December 2nd:

December 3rd:

December 3rd - 5th:

December 6th:

December 7th:

December 6th:

December 8th:

Where will you watch a tree lighting this year? How about a menorah lighting? Tell us in the comments below!