Tree Lighting and Spirit Figures Will Illuminate Dante Park and Broadway Malls Monday Night At (Exactly) 5 PM

Spirit Figure, December 2020. Photo courtesy of Lincoln Square BID.

By Carol Tannenhauser

On Monday, December 6th, at 5 PM SHARP, the Lincoln Square Holiday Tree in Dante Park (64th and Broadway) will go aglow – be illuminated — light up! — after missing last year due to the pandemic. This year, the 30-foot Concolor Fir, which recently arrived from upstate New York, will also feature star-shaped ornaments, designed by community members in partnership with a local small business and pottery studio.

“With no tree lighting last year due to the pandemic, the tree symbolizes the resiliency of the neighborhood, with new restaurants and businesses opening in recent months and the return of performances at Lincoln Center,” wrote the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID), in a press release.

“In addition, this year’s holiday lighting program marks the return and expansion of the choreographed lighting installation “Tumbling Brights,” a procession of 15 lighted spirit figures illuminating the Broadway Malls from Columbus Circle up to 70th Street, each positioned at different angles in a coordinated acrobatic display,” wrote the BID. (see photo above)

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