Residents celebrate Stuyvesant Town Christmas tree lighting

Dickensian Carolers stroll through Stuy Town. (Photo by David DuPuy)

On Friday evening, residents of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village gathered for the annual Christmas tree lighting on the Oval. Highlights from the event included Dickensian Carolers singing as well as General Manager Rick Hayduk reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Prior to the lighting, cookies and hot beverages were served.

In addition, Santa Claus will soon make his annual appearance on Monday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 13 from 5-7 p.m. for residents who wish to take pics with St. Nick. The venue is the ice rink (no rink admission required for photos).

The Hanukkah menorah lighting will take place on Tuesday, December 12. Rav Shoshana Mitrani Knapp will lead the blessings at 6 p.m. The menorah lighting will be followed by dancing, music, donuts and hot beverages until 7:30 p.m.

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One thought on “Residents celebrate Stuyvesant Town Christmas tree lighting

  1. I know that the property has had a few owners over the past decade, but I feel like every year it has been a real hit or miss with the holiday decorations. Some years it has just been horrible. Last year I think SPS did an alright job for their first year of decorating, but this year is pretty damn good, and I do want to thank them for that.

    My one complaint would be the light posts- there is so much potential there and the wrap they put around some of them is tacky looking. Otherwise they did a good job in my eyes.

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