20th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019 & Tree Lighting


    Celebrating Two Decades of WorldClass Holiday Entertainment, Lincoln Square BID Announces the

    20th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

    Monday, December 2, 2019
    5:30 to 9:00 pm

    Rain, Snow or Shine!

    The celebration begins with the lighting of the Lincoln Square Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from The Shops at Columbus Circle to 70th Street.

    New York’s Largest Holiday Festival Returns with FREE Family Fun, Countless Live Performances, Dozens of Delicious Food Tastings and Lincoln Square’s Upper West Side Tree Lighting Ceremony

    New York, NY – 2019 is marking a milestone for one of New York’s favorite holiday traditions! On the Monday after Thanksgiving, December 2, 2019, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (LS BID) will host the 20th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, transforming the Upper West Side into a small town for one night. Winter’s Eve is New York’s largest holiday festival featuring free live music, dancing, food, and holiday fun for all ages. The free, unique neighborhood celebration stretches almost 10 blocks in and around Broadway and draws upwards of 25,000 people from New York City and surrounding areas.

    Winter’s Eve was created two decades ago by the LS BID to kick off the holiday season by spreading cheer while also promoting local businesses and restaurants. Fast forward 20 years later, and Winter’s Eve has grown, featuring Lincoln Square’s Upper West Side holiday tree lighting, legendary performers, up‐and coming musicians, dancers, street entertainment, child‐friendly entertainment, food samplings (at nominal cost) from 30+ restaurants, and much more. More details on this year’s main stage headliner and other exciting entertainment will be announced soon.

    The festivities will kick‐off with a special headlining performance in Dante Park on Broadway and 63rd Street at 5:30PM followed by the traditional lighting of Lincoln Square’s Upper West Side holiday tree. For the sixth consecutive year, the holiday tree will be from New York State’s Domes Tree Farm, located in Bliss, New York.

    Entertainment: Lincoln Square’s sidewalks, public spaces, and Dance Tent will be full of cheer with free musical performances, processional groups, multicultural dance troupes, ice sculpting, Jazz at Lincoln Center, youth choruses, and more, making for a festive, fun‐filled evening along the streets and sidewalks of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

    Foodies & Holiday Cheer: Attendees should come hungry and ready to enjoy samples from more than 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries offering sweet and savory food tastings of their signature dishes at nominal cost ($1 to $4 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM). Plus, a number of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host performances, activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

    BY SUBWAY: Take the 1, A, B, C, or D train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle, the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway, or the 1, 2, or 3 train to 72nd Street and Broadway.