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New York, New York: First Public Christmas Tree

A star outlined in light bulbs atop a 30-foot-tall iron pole marks the spot where America set up its first public Christmas Tree. That was in 1912. The monument was erected in 1916.

E. 23rd St., New York, NY
On the south edge of Madison Square Park, on the north side of E. 23rd St. midway between 5th and Park Aves.
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First Public Christmas Tree.

First Public Christmas Tree

Standing tall among all the people and action passing by. Great to know the background story.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 11/17/2017]

The original tree is long gone, but this is where the city's official Christmas Tree first spread holiday cheer in 1912. The star on the pole was commemorated in 1916.

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