NYC Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings Better Than Rockefeller Center 2012
You don't have to brave Rockefeller Center to witness a fabulous Christmas tree lighting.
We've rounded up tree lightings (and menorah, snowflake and even a few building illuminations) that are much less crowded, way cooler (one even comes with a performance of The Nutcracker) and feel like community celebrations, not events for tourists. Plus, most of these festive events are free and you don't have to stand on top of a car to see all of the great things going on.
Read on for a host of awesome holiday illuminations in New York City. You can find more seasonal fun in our Holiday Guide.