Winter’s Eve in Lincoln Square (or the Start of the Christmas Tree Lighting Season)

It’s the start of the Christmas Season in NYC — which means that there are tree lighting (and Menorah) ceremonies all over the City.

Last night (Dec. 1) one of the first tree lighting ceremonies in Manhattan kicked off the season on the Upper West Side just across from Lincoln Center. Winter’s Eve has been ongoing for 15 years with entertainers, the tree lighting of a 25-foot Christmas tree, and food tastings in the area.

Performers at the official ceremony included actors Billy Porter and Jenna de Waal from the hit musical Kinky Boots as well as folk singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie and family. Even with the rain coming down, people had the Holiday Spirit.

Here is a list of other tree lighting ceremonies happening in the next couple of weeks.

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