City of Beacon + BeaconArts Tree Lighting

Beacon Bicycle Christmas Tree 2014 - Photo by Ethan Harrison, created by Ed BenaventeJoin us for the 7th Annual Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting on #2SatBeacon in December

Second Saturday,

4pm, December 8th, 2018

Activities start at 4pm
Arrival of Santa and Tree Lighting at 5pm

Polhill Park/Beacon Visitors Center
Main Street & Route 9D

All are welcome to participate in this free community gathering Bring your own mug for hot cider or hot chocolate!

Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot directly across the street. Or take the new Beacon Free Loop to the event and all of the Second Saturday events

Hannukah is December 2 – 9 this year! We will be lighting the Bicycle Menorah for the 7th night of Hannukah at 4:30 on December 8 and honoring The Clergy of our Beacon Community. For more information on the other nights of Hannukah, please click here: 2018 Hannukah Events


Program –

4:00 ~  A Festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio

4:30 ~ 7th Night of Hannukah  – BeaconArts + Beacon Hebrew Alliance Bicycle Menorah Lighting

4:45 ~ Community Caroling with Gina Samardge and Compass Arts

5:00 ~ Santa arrives led in by the Beacon Music Factory’s one and only Women’s Drum Core! Countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting

::Santa will be staying to greet families until 6pm::

Sculptor Ed Benavente is the artist behind what is becoming a beloved and unique tradition for the City of Beacon. “Bicycles, like communities, are powered by people,” states Benavente. The bicycle tree, which has doubled in size since it’s inaugural appearance in 2011, is fabricated entirely of recycled bicycle parts. Benavente’s sculptures can be seen in Beacon and cities across the United States.  Ed has also created a menorah made from bicycle parts – find out more about Hannukah 2018 here: beaconhebrewalliance.org

Photo Credit: Ethan Harrison, 2014

Grateful thanks to Gina Samardge and Compass Arts, Stephen Clair and the Beacon Music Factory, Mark Price and the team at Beacon Recreation, Ellen Gersh of the Beacon Hebrew Alliance, and as always, Ed Benavente.