Decorate your own tree at Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

Community members decorate a tree at last year's tree lighting event. (Credit: Tesla Science Center)

Community members decorate a tree at last year’s tree lighting event.  (Credit: Tesla Science Center)

Come decorate your own tree at the Third Annual Community Tree Lighting at famed inventor Nikola Tesla’s old lab in Shoreham on Saturday December 5.

The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe will hold a community tree lighting on the grounds of the Tesla laboratory at 3 p.m.

Community groups, business groups and the public must register online to reserve their tree for free in advance. Reservations must be made by November 23 to be guaranteed a tree.

On the day of the tree lighting, the trees will be set up around the base of what was once Tesla’s wireless transmission tower. The Tesla Science Center will supply the trees, set them up and even supply the lights. The decorations are provided by participants, who then decorate their own tree on the premises.

“The idea is to do something fun for the community. We want to bring people together and give them a chance to be on the grounds once in a while,” explained Jane Alcorn, President of the Tesla Science Center.

There will also be an opportunity for all visitors to see the newly installed inscribed bricks that were installed around the statue of Tesla earlier in the year.

At 4 p.m. local Eagle Scouts who contributed to the improvements made at Wardenclyffe will be honored for their work.

Then at 4:15 p.m. the trees will officially be lit. Santa Claus is also expected to make an appearance around that time as well.

The Tesla laboratory is located on the northeast corner of Route 25-A and Randall Road in Shoreham, and the entrance is on Randall Road. Parking will be available on site.

To reserve your tree send a request to info@teslasciencecenter.org. For more information visit teslasciencecenter.org.

Jane Alcorn, president, and Gene Genova, vice president of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, with Santa at last year's tree lighting. (Credit: Tesla Science Center)

Jane Alcorn, president, (left) and Gene Genova, vice president of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, (left) with Santa at last year’s tree lighting. (Credit: Tesla Science Center)