TREE LIGHTING

Friday December 3, 2010 - 7:30 pm

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1931, during the depression era construction of Rockefeller Center, workers decorated a small balsam fir tree with "strings of cranberries, garlands of paper, and even a few tin cans" and thus the famous tree lighting celebration of Christmas at Rockefeller Center was born. Every year, thousands of local area residents make their way down to New York City for the annual lighting of a tree typically grown and brought in from areas such as upstate New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island.


Many years ago, during a tree scouting trip, the Garden’s Division of Rockefeller Center discovered the thirty-five foot pine tree that lives in the middle of Brotherhood Winery. Several offers were made to purchase the tree for the Rockefeller Center tree lighting celebration, but the winery chose not to part with it. Instead, the winery decorates the tree with lights every year in celebration of the holidays and this year will be no exception.


Brotherhood Winery would like to invite everyone to the first annual Village of Washingtonville Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert featuring student choirs from local schools. Admission is FREE.

Brotherhood Tree Lighting