17th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree
The East Harlem Holiday Tree is a beacon that symbolizes the persistence of hope and the determination to prevail in the diverse and culturally rich community of East Harlem. All photos in the slide deck above were taken by Eye of Eve Photography
Every year since December 2004, a group of volunteers who are dedicated to the East Harlem community have raised the funds to install a huge decorated tree at Franklin Plaza, corner of Third Avenue and East 106th Street. We proudly celebrate the 17th anniversary of our efforts this year. We invite you all to support this year's Holiday Tree.
A Sense of Normalcy in an Unprecedented Time
In this time of pandemic, life does not go on as usual. But the East Harlem Holiday Tree Committee believes that the community needs the holiday tree this year more than ever, and so we have decided to go ahead with the 17th annual East Harlem Holiday Tree.
At the 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony, JWPIX reporter Monica Morales and singer La Yoli led the countdown in English and Spanish to the official lighting of the tree.
Video by: Kathleen Benson
Calendar of East Harlem Holiday Tree and Related Holiday Events
Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. due to technical difficulties
VIRTUAL 17th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THERE WILL
BE NO GATHERING. INSTEAD, TUNE IN FOR OUR FIRST EVER VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT
YouTube: 17th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting
Wednesday, January 6, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
VIRTUAL 44TH Annual Three Kings Day Celebration
Fuerza Colectiva: Celebrating Our Roots and Diversity
Streamed on El Museo del Barrio's Website, Facebook,
11-11:45 a.m. (Families and Schools) RSVP at
6-7 p.m. (All Ages) RSVP at
We Need Your Help
We depend on donations, large and small, from community based organizations, corporations doing businesses in East Harlem groups, and individuals. Please make a tax deductible contribution today! We now offer online donation capability! Visit the Donate page to find out how.
Santa greeted the children and gave out crowns and tiaras at the 16th annual
East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting event.
Photo by Eye of Eve Photography