A Christmas History in Gramercy

The Surprising Origins of our Most Beloved Holiday Traditions

With Dana Schulz

From the nation’s first public Christmas tree in Madison Square Park to the first written mention of St. Nicholas, many of our modern-day holiday traditions can trace their roots to New York City. Join 6sqft managing editor Dana Schulz for a walk around the Flatiron and Gramercy neighborhoods to explore the local history of Christmas. Other stops will include Pete’s Tavern, where O. Henry penned “The Gift of the Magi,” Rolf’s German Restaurant, which boasts a display of 15,000 ornaments and 10,000 lights, and the Union Square Holiday Market.

Saturday, December 14
10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Tickets:
Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Flatiron building with snow on the ground, 1905
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division. Modifications: photo cropped.