Thursday, November 29, 2018 / 2:30pm—6:00pm

11 Wall Street, New York, NY

Performances open to public viewing
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Official Emcee

AJ Calloway, Extra TV

"Extra" co-host and New Jersey native AJ Calloway is at the center of all things entertainment in the Big Apple, interviewing the most talked about celebrities, athletes and notables in the world.

AJ, a favorite among the stars, has traveled the globe interviewing top celebrities for "Extra" in places like Dubai, Morocco, South Africa, Cuba and London.

Calloway, along with his "Extra" family, won an Outstanding Entertainment News Program Daytime Emmy in 2014 and another in 2016.

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Event Agenda

The New York Stock Exchange welcomes featured artists, partners, and listed company sponsors of the 95th annual lighting of the NYSE Christmas Tree. Performances open to public viewing.

2:30 pm

Festivities begin

4:00 pm

NYSE Closing Bell rings

5:00 pm

Tree illuminated

6:00 pm

Performances conclude


11 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005


Thursday, November 29, 2018


2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

History of the New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree

The NYSE Christmas tree has been a Downtown New York tradition since 1923, and is one of New York City’s oldest, celebrating this year its 95th annual. Initially the Exchange celebrated the holiday on its Trading Floor, but starting in 1923 has erected a Christmas tree on Broad Street in front of its façade to celebrate with the NYC community at large with a public tree lighting.

The date coincides with the national tree lighting tradition and the completion of a fully developed electrical grid in Manhattan for the first time. On December 24, 1923, President Coolidge presided over the first national tree lighting which was organized to promote the use of electricity and electric Christmas lights as a safe alternative to candles on trees. It was a joint venture between the US Government and the electric industry, particularly GE. Since its founding, the NYSE has marked the Christmas Season as both a time of celebration and giving.