BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Ninety-eight was great!
The Washington Square Association returned to the Arch again this year for its festive tree lighting — its 98th — on Wed., Dec. 7. It’s the city’s second-longest-running tree-lighting ceremony.
As usual, the holiday tradition featured caroling, with The Rob Susman Brass Quartet providing the music and Linseigh Green leading everyone through the carols songbook, with such classics as “Jingle Bells,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Deck the Hall,” “Joy to the World” and more.
This year a trio of Park Enforcement Patrol officers even added their voices into the mix. An invite was also extended to singers from the 6th Precinct but unfortunately they got too busy.
Of course, everyone captured the magical moment of the tree lighting on their phones.
If you missed it, there’s another chance. More holiday fun at the Arch awaits on Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24, at 5 p.m., when there will be more caroling.