The holiday season is in full swing in Brooklyn, starting off last week with the annual tree lighting  at Downtown’s Albee Sq.. Don’t fret in the event you missed it — the subsequent few weeks are chock-full of lights, singing, and cheer in each nook of the borough.
Tuesday, Nov 23
Atlantic Avenue Native Improvement Company Tree Lighting: AALDC will host their annual tree lighting and celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 6 pm. Be part of the LDC, Councilmember Stephen Levin and councilmember-elect Lincoln Restler, and maybe future council candidate Santa Claus to mild up the night time and have fun the begin of the festive season. The Choose Choir of Brooklyn Excessive College of the Arts will comply with with a efficiency. If that’s not fairly sufficient cheer, LDC has an entire host of holiday occasions developing, together with their annual toy drive  and holiday window adorning competitors. 
Saturday, Nov. 27
Small Enterprise Saturday Tree Lighting, Park Slope: The slope kicks off their festivities simply after Thanksgiving with the annual Fifth Avenue tree lighting . Head over to the J.J. Byrne Playground at the nook of Fifth Avenue and Fourth Avenue on at 4:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 27 for singing, a bubble show, artwork, and metal drumming and stilt walkers from Tropical Fete , and a meet-and-greet with outdated Saint Nick himself earlier than the lights activate at 6 pm.
Sunday, Nov. 28
Chabad of Park Slope, Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Have a good time the first night time of Chanukah by lighting the largest menorah in Brooklyn  at Grand Military Plaza. Festivities start at 4 pm with music, recent sizzling latkes and presents for the youngsters forward of the lighting of the first candle. Festivities proceed for every of the eight nights of Chanukah, till Sunday, Dec. 5. Check on-line for begin occasions, not each night is the similar!
Monday, Nov. 29
Marine Park Alliance Menorah Lighting: The Marine Park Alliance  is celebrating all month lengthy, beginning final week with a Diwali celebration and persevering with with a menorah lighting on the second night time of Chanukah. Rabbi Heidi Hoover from Temple B’SHert leads the ceremony and tells the story of Chanukah earlier than lighting the candles. The occasion begins at 5pm at the Carmine Carro Middle inside Marine Park.
Thursday, Dec. 2
NIA Tree Lighting, Shore Highway Park: Carolers, Santa, and snacks make for a superb night at the Shore Highway Park Gazebo  at NIA’s Christmas tree lighting, hosted in partnership with Councilmember Justin Brannan and state Sen. Andrew Gounardes. Head to ninetieth Avenue and Shore Highway at 6 pm to hitch in on free festive enjoyable proper at the begin of the jolliest month of the 12 months. If you wish to really feel like Santa your self, be part of NIA and Reaching Out Group Providers for his or her annual Christmas Operation Smiles  toy drive by dropping off an unwrapped toy with NIA or Reaching Out by Dec. 16.
DUMBO Enchancment District Tree Lighting: DUMBO’s fifteenth annual lighting is filled with leisure and occasions, from Calypso music from Jah Pan , Christmas covers with Curtis J. Social and even-more-cheerful cheerleaders from PS 307 and Dock Avenue Center College. Get pleasure from donated cookies, sweets and sizzling cocoa, animated projections on the Manhattan Bridge, and, in fact, a go to and photograph op with the man in the purple swimsuit. The occasion runs from 4-7 pm at the Pearl Avenue Triangle at Water Avenue between Pearl Avenue and Anchorage Place, and the primary occasion occurs promptly at 5:30 pm. Don’t overlook to carry coats, unwrapped toys and nonperishables to donate whilst you’re there!
Purple Hook Lobster Lure Tree Lighting: Searching for one thing rather less standard? The Purple Hook Lobster Pound  has you coated with their lobster lure tree lighting. Celebrations kick off at 6 pm with complementary snacks and drinks and the tree will get lit at 7. If you wish to stick round for dinner afterward, make sure you make a reservation on-line to verify there will probably be claws obtainable so that you can nosh on.
Friday, Dec 3
NIA & Traders Financial institution Tree Lighting: Dyker Heights is well-known for his or her decked-out streets come December, however Traders Financial institution  is as soon as once more getting in on the cheer this 12 months. Carolers, sweet canes, and extra make the tree lighting and holiday ceremony all the higher at 7474 14th Ave. at 6pm.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
NIA Dyker Park Tree Lighting: NIA is devoted to spreading holiday cheer all by means of the borough: be part of them for an evening of enjoyable and festivities at the Dyker Park  tree lighting at the nook of 86th Avenue and 14th Avenue at 6 pm. Sing carols, snag some festive treats, and get in the spirit alongside your south Brooklyn neighbors.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
If a tree lighting isn’t fairly sufficient motion, Holiday Happenings  at Brooklyn Commons has you coated with reside ice carvings from 4-6 pm. Watch artists from Okatomo Studios carve canines from blocks of ice proper in entrance of your eyes, however make sure you choose your favorites earlier than they soften away. The Holiday Village  at the Commons opens up on Dec. 1, so make sure you take a stroll by means of if you’ve had your fill of ice — there will probably be a number of artisanal distributors for all of your gift-giving wants, an ice rink, and, in fact, a tree.
Thursday, Dec. 9
Pageant of Lights, Marine Park Alliance: Beautify and light-weight up an evergreen tree with the Marine Park Alliance  to have fun the season and the flora that stays inexperienced year-round with Bergen Seaside Youth and Millennium Improvement. Meet at the Carmine Carro Middle at 4 pm.
Sunday, Dec. 19
Pageant of Lights, Marine Park Alliance: Have a good time the celestial our bodies lighting up the December sky with park rangers at Marine Park and find out about the winter solstice and the shortest day of the 12 months — and the flip in the direction of the daylight stretching a little bit longer every day after Dec. 21. Collect at 5 pm at the Carmine Carro Middle.
Monday, Dec. 27
Pageant of Lights, Marine Park Alliance: The Alliance is again with one final occasion to have fun Kwanzaa with the Brooklyn School division of Africana Research. Find out about and have fun the holiday and its seven ideas at 5 pm at the Carmine Carro Middle.