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A Wonderful Winter’s Eve


On December 2, 2013 over 20,000 locals, commuters and tourists flocked to the Upper West Side for the 14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, New York’s largest outdoor holiday festival.

Families and grandparents, students and professionals, arts lovers, foodies and shoppers packed Dante Park and stretched up Broadway to watch Winter’s Eve headliner, folk legend Arlo Guthrie along with Rosie’s Theater Kids, Michael Bacon, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, and WABC-TV’s Sade Baderinwa on the main stage.  The celebration kicked off with the Upper West Side’s traditional tree lighting ceremony.

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces came alive with over 20 live, free performances that included processional groups, stilt-walkers, ice-sculptures, dancers and other great entertainment.

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries offered delectable food tastings and savory samples of signature dishes to warm spirits at three outdoor locations. And, dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions hosted activities and offered holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Winter’s Eve will be back next year bigger and better than ever!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible — our generous sponsors, our many City partners, and our wonderful businesses and non-profits who opened their doors on Winter’s Eve and welcomed the public!  What a team effort!


Want to relive some of the highlights from Winter’s Eve:

  • Click here to see some fantastic images of the 14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
  • Click here to see of Winter’s Eve’s amazing press coverage
  • Click here to view this past year’s official Winter’s Eve Program

A BIG thanks to all of our sponsors without whose support this event just wouldn’t happen.




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