Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz turned on the Christmas lights on a 40-feet-tall balsam fir at Borough Hall on Monday.
Families who gathered at the annual tree lighting were treated to live performances and free holiday cookies.
"I like the snowflakes and seeing all the ornaments. They sparkle and I love how they all just will shine up," said an attending child.
"He loves to see the string instruments, so we didn't even know they'd be here. So that's pretty exciting," said an attending parent.
The tree will be on display throughout the holiday season.