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.

Address:
E. 23rd St., New York, NY
Directions:
On the south edge of Madison Square Park, on the north side of E. 23rd St. midway between 5th and Park Aves.
Admission:
Free
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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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