I’ve always enjoyed photographing around the Holiday Season to capture the various festivities in NYC. It’s a nice way to keep shooting between various event shoots. On the Upper West Side the annual Winter’s Eve celebration kicks off the Holiday Season from Lincoln Center to Columbus Circle with a tree lighting, music, street entertainment and stores offering Holiday Cheer and visits with Santa.
This is a fairly small celebration–not like the extravaganza that goes on over at Rockefeller Center. The tree is smaller and so are the crowds but everyone is having a good time. Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, who grew up on the UWS, was the headline act before the tree was lit. Here are a few shots below.