Christmas Tree Lighting

Starting at 5 pm December 8th through January 2nd, a 35 foot Christmas Tree will light up Grand Army Plaza, sponsored by the Diocese of Brooklyn and the DeSales Media Group. In addition to the Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene, a replica of the Angels Unawares sculpture, the original permanently displayed as of September 2019 in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, will be on display.  Designed by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, Angels Unawares is a depiction of migrants throughout history, portraying 140 men, women, and children from all backgrounds standing shoulder to shoulder on a boat.