A major attack on the populace occurred during the annual tree lighting ceremony. The Red Triangle Circus Gang attempted to kidnap Max Shreck and positioned clowns with submachine guns at various points around the intersection.
During the second attempt at a tree lighting that year, the Ice Princess was murdered, releasing hundreds of bats on the crowd. Batman flew through overhead of the plaza, and was said to have pushed her off a building by one of the crowd members.
An army of hundreds of Penguins armed with rockets gathered here, before they returned to the sewer openings.