The ’11 Holiday Season Arrives in NYC

The Holiday Season in New York City is officially kicking off this week with all sorts of tree lightings and festivities, and plenty of photo-ops everywhere you turn. The most famous is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, which will be packed with people and an A-list celebrity entertainment turnout.

On Monday, 11/28 the annual Lincoln Center Winter’s Eve Festival kicked off the Holiday Season with a tree lighting, entertainment by legendary folk musician Arlo Guthrie and the Newark Boys Choir.  The streets from 59th to 67th streets were also filled with musicians, singers and other entertainers, as well as food tastings by local restaurants.

There’s more to come this week. Besides the Rock Center Tree Lighting, there’s the Bryant Park Tree Lighting on Tuesday 11/29 at 8:30pm, in Bryant Park on 42nd St. Betw. 5th  & 6th Aves. Then on Sunday 12/4 at 6:30pm, sing in the Holiday Season at the Park Avenue Tree Lighting outside The Brick Presbyterian Church (Park Ave. & 91st St).

On Tuesday, 12/6 the NY Stock Exchange tree gets lit–sure to attract a lot of Occupy Wall Streeters, no doubt–and Wed. 12/7 is the Washington Sq. Park Tree Lighting , 6pm under the arch. Enjoy!

Arlo Guthrie


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