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NYSE 96th Annual
Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 5, 2019 / 2:30pm—6:00pm

11 Wall Street, New York, NY

Performances open to public viewing

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Official Emcee

Baker Machado


Baker Machado

Baker Machado, Cheddar

Baker Machado is an anchor at Cheddar. Previously, he spent five years as a reporter for E! News in Los Angeles, where he covered everything from Michael Jackson’s involuntary manslaughter trial to Super Bowl 50 to countless red carpet events for the Grammys, Emmys and Oscars and has interviewed more A-List celebrities than he can count.

Baker holds a masters degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and considers himself a deeply depressed Colorado Rockies baseball fan.

Thank you to our Listed Companies

Build a Bear
Coca Cola
The Capital Grille
Norwegian Cruie Lines Holdings LTD
Norwegian Cruie Lines Holdings LTD

Event Agenda

The New York Stock Exchange welcomes featured artists, partners, and listed companies of the 96th annual lighting of the NYSE Christmas Tree. Performances open to public viewing.

2:30 pm Festivities begin
4:00 pm NYSE Closing Bell rings
5:15 pm Tree illuminated

11 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005


Thursday, December 5, 2019


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 96th 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.