Winter’s Eve 2019 starts at 5:30pm with the holiday tree lighting ceremony at Broadway and 63rd St.
Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more to welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone.
Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.
FOODIES & HOLIDAY CHEER –
More than 30 of Lincoln Square’s most popular restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm.
Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.
The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.
Special guests this year are the legendary 50s recording stars Ronny Spector and the Ronnettes
Entertainment includes artists from the Metropolitan Opera, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, and the NYC Swing dance band in the Dance Tent, all FREE
- Click here for the full list of entertainers and the time and location where they are performing.
FOOD AND DRINK
In addition to FREE tastings from restaurants and shops in Time Warner Center, such as Bouchon Bakery and WholeFoods, there will be food and drink for purchase.
Enjoy hot soups, hot drinks and desserts, price at just $1 to $4, from Lincoln Square’s top local kitchens, served up at three outdoor locations.
You’ll be eating and drinking for a good cause, since a portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the NY Cares Winter Coat Drive.
FREE face painting and crafts, plus performances by the talented young people of the West Side Y Kids Company and the LaGuardia High School Show Choir.
- Click here for the full list of special events for kids, including time and location.
Take the 1, A, B, C, or D train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 212.581.3774 or email [email protected]
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