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Light Up Brooklyn Commons

Brooklyn Commons - 100 Myrtle Avenue

November 29, 2023 - November 29, 2023 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Christmas tree all lit up.

Celebrate the start of the holiday season while enjoying a variety of festive outdoor activities at the Light Up Brooklyn Commons event, presented by Brookfield Properties.

Attendees can explore an exhibition of exquisitely carved ice sculptures by Okamoto Studio and observe a live carving, sample holiday sweet treats, and look on as Santa himself lights up the treasured Brooklyn Commons Christmas tree, for all to enjoy. The evening’s activities are all free and open to the public.


+ 5pm - 6:30pm: Live Ice Carving by Okamoto Studio.

+ 6:30pm - 8pm: Exhibition of ice sculptures by Okamoto Studio on view.

+ 6:30pm: Tree lighting with Santa.

+ Ongoing: Enjoy free holiday sweet treats and hot beverages, while supplies last.


Okamoto Studio works with ice year-round, producing artful installations and performances out of the crystal-clear ice for all kinds of events—fashion shows, film premieres, product launches, weddings and anniversaries, to name a few. Founded in 2003, the NYC-based artist collective creates designs that consider both the functional and aesthetic benefits of ice.

Shintaro Okamoto is the creative force behind Okamoto Studio. A second-generation ice sculptor whose father Takeo is long recognized for his early contribution to the art form in America, Shintaro embraces the craft and its business as his calling to introduce ice that is most unique and relevant to today’s audience. Shintaro’s love for both the urban spectacle and the natural wonder is deeply rooted in his bicultural upbringing via his Japanese heritage and his childhood years growing up in Alaska. A life long painter and a wildlife fanatic, Shintaro received his Fine Arts degree from Brown University, Providence, RI, and his MFA from Hunter College, New York.

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100 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3846

Brooklyn Commons Park

Date & Time

November 29, 2023 - November 29, 2023 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM