The Harlem Holiday Lights Celebration

The 125th Street Business Improvement District is proud to bring you the Harlem Holiday Lights Celebration.

The Harlem holiday lights festival offers an unforgettable experience for people of all ages. Every November, a wide variety of community groups and merchants will host in-store activities and promotions, as well as outdoor activities, to celebrate Harlem culture and the start of the holiday season. The event takes place along 125th Street, and it stretches from Fifth Avenue to Marginal Street on the East River. From karaoke and trivia to the Parade of Lights and an ugly sweater contest, this event offers something for everybody. The celebration also includes a children’s village, so the little ones can enjoy Harlem Holiday Lights, too. Your kids can participate in games, face painting, and much more.

Harlem truly has a unique, arts-focused culture, and it’s filled with an indescribable energy when it’s lit up. We’re thrilled to share the excitement with you.

In addition to the Harlem Holiday Lights festivities, there are also sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. We appreciate the sponsors and participants who support this event every year. If you want to be a part of this incredible event, contact us via phone or email for more details. We give you a special thanks for helping us host one of the most anticipated events of the year.

The Harlem holiday lights festival offers entertainment all night long, so stop by 125th Street and join in on the fun. It’s a free event and open to the public—you don’t want to miss out on the breathtaking lights and family-friendly excitement!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and download the Harlem Happenings app for additional information and event updates. Available for iOS and Android, the app will help you make the most of your time at the festivities. We look forward to celebrating with you!