Monday, December 2 | 5:30pm-9:00pm
The 20th Annual Winter’s Eve begins at 5:30pm in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd with Lincoln Square’s Upper West Side Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony will feature legendary rock icon Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Emcee Jawan M. Jackson from Ain’t Too Proud, Every Voice Choir, The Metropolitan Opera, & WABC-TV. The festivities continue all evening throughout Lincoln Square from The Shops at Columbus Circle to 70th Street with over 20 free, live music & dance performances, street theatre, family fun, & food tastings at nominal cost.
At the Dante Park main stage after the ceremony, enjoy Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas & Grupo Rebolu, & catch Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express & Jules & The Jinks at Richard Tucker Park. For jazz music, hear the Melanie Charles Trio at The American Folk Art Museum & a performance by Karlea Lynné in The Shops at Columbus Circle. Or, at the TD Bank Dance Tent (62nd & Columbus), you can dance all night with New York City Swing.
For family fun, head to Kids’ Central at Raymour & Flanigan for a high-energy kiddie music performance from Twinkle Time alongside arts & crafts & a PBS character meet & greet. Enjoy a free movie at Film at Lincoln Center or some Broadway numbers inside The Shops at Columbus Circle. There will also be circus performers, ice sculpting, & more!
Don’t miss sweet & savory bites from the Winter’s Eve Food Tastings from Lincoln Square’s best restaurants at nominal cost ($1-$4). The Food Tastings portion of the event takes place at three outdoor locations: 10 Columbus Circle, on Broadway between 62nd & 64th Streets, & at Richard Tucker Park. And, New York Cares is this year’s official charitable partner, so bring a coat to donate in Dante Park!
Winter’s Eve is a free event. For more information on set times & other details, visit www.winterseve.nyc or call (212) 581-3774.