Arts & Culture / New York

Vintage Photos of NYC Christmas Tree Lightings: Rockefeller Center, Madison Square, Prospect Park, Washington Square

Construction workers waiting to receive their paychecks on Christmas Eve, 1931. They erected the tree spontaneously in gratitude for their jobs. Photo courtesy of Rockefeller Center.

Last year, we brought to you 7 alternative Christmas trees to the crowded, hyped one at Rockefeller Center. This year, we’ll bring you back in time to …