The 125th Street Business Improvement District announced that the annual Harlem Holiday Lights Event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The event was originally scheduled a week earlier but was postponed due to inclement weather. Harlem Holiday Lights will take place on 125th Street between 5th Avenue and 12th Avenue, commemorating its 29th year.
This year’s grand marshals are restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality, Melba Wilson owner of Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem and legendary rapper/producer Doug E Fresh.
There will be activation hubs all along the route, special promotional launches by 125th Street businesses, and information stations for those seeking help on everything from health and wellness to cure programs. The event will also feature a tree lighting ceremony at Marcus Garvey Park, and a stop at Mount Morris Park Ascension Presbyterian Church for a special Blessing.