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Star of Hope
The Star of Hope was built to commemorate the first public Christmas tree lighting ceremony in our country’s history, which took place in Madison Square Park in 1912 “as a gift to the less fortunate in the city.” That spectacle attracted over 25,000 visitors and featured a tree decorated with thousands of twinkling lights at a time when electricity was still uncommon throughout the United States.
Located on the park’s southern perimeter, the Star of Hope is a five-pointed star that sits atop a 35-foot tall white metal pole. The star is lit throughout the year to convey the holiday spirits of brotherhood and generosity.