Time Out New York – “The holidays have begun, so let’s light up a tree”

Now that your Thanksgiving meal has been digested and discarded, let the holidays begin in earnest. The Seaport Chorus Tree Lighting (South Street Seaport, Pier 17, Fulton St at Water St; 212-732-7678, southstreetseaport.com; 6pm; free) is the first of the season, so head down to the cobbled streets and see the Big Apple Chorus break out holiday tunes. Jill Martin is the host for the evening and introduces excerpts from A Christmas Carol, performed by the Pace University Department of Performing Arts, and singer Darlene Love who stirs up some cheer with “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

The Seaport Chorus Tree Lighting – featuring excerpts from “A Christmas Carol” performed by Pace’s Department of Performing Arts – was named a “Your perfect Friday, November 26”  selection by the editors of Time Out New York – http://newyork.timeout.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-new-york/282663/your-perfect-friday-november-26#ixzz16iPZFXs1

If you missed the live performance, don’t despair.  These YouTube videos are the next best thing to being there!