Thursday, December 5, 2019 / 2:30pm—6:00pm
11 Wall Street, New York, NY
Performances open to public viewing
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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
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.