Photo: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Photo: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Photo: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Celebrate Brooklyn’s 27th annual tree lighting at MetroTech Commons, hosted by Forest City Ratner, with performances by the award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus and appearance by Santa Claus and his live reindeer!  

The holiday season comes alive this Thursday, December 1, as Brooklyn’s very own Dancewave will perform dance routines, along with a special light show produced by students at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and holiday treats from Starbucks and La Défense. 

WHAT:  Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

WHEN:  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  MetroTech Commons, in front of 2 MetroTech Center, located in Downtown Brooklyn between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue, Willoughby Street and Tech Place.


  • Forest City Ratner Companies Executive Chairman Bruce Ratner
  • Forest City Ratner Companies President and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
  • Revered Dr. Herbert Daughtry, House of the Lord Church
  • Santa Claus
  • Live Reindeer
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus
  • Dancewave

WHAT ELSE:  The event is free and open to the public.


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