FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2018
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA
On Tuesday, December 11th at 5:00 p.m., Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will bless the life-size Nativity crèche and light a giant Christmas tree at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Parishioners from Brooklyn and Queens will fill the plaza for the annual kickoff to the Christmas season in Brooklyn.
The festivities will be hosted by actor Anthony Mangano, and include performances by the St. Saviour Gospel Choir, 14-year-old budding opera singer Diana Marie Paunetto and cabaret singer Charlie Romo.
The 35-foot Balsam Fir Christmas tree at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch is decorated with thousands of colored lights to represent the Diversity of Brooklyn. The tree and Nativity will be on display until early January.
Tomorrow’s tree lighting event is made possible by DeSales Media Group, the Communications, and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn.