Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square is hosted and produced by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, whose programs and initiatives are designed to benefit businesses, property owners, and residents; foster tourism; showcase the rich and varied resources of this vibrant neighborhood; and provide a more pleasant environment for those who live and work in the neighborhood.
Winter’s Eve is a unique, neighborhood holiday celebration that draws upwards of 20,000 people and features free entertainment and live music at over 20 performance venues, food tastings from 30+ of the area’s finest restaurants and eateries, shopping and more. Created in 2000, Winter’s Eve kicks off each year with the Upper West Side’s only tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park and takes place in the stores, public spaces, and along the sidewalks of Lincoln Square, the gateway to the Upper West Side, all along and around Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street.
The event is promoted by major media outlets and has dazzled with star power, including the following past performers and special guests: Arlo Guthrie and Family, The Chapin Family, Billy Porter, The Bacon Brothers, Joy Behar, Peter Yarrow, Bettye LaVette, John Pizzarelli, Laurie Berkner, Odetta, Richie Havens, Dan Zanes, Suzanne Vega, Joshua Bell, Laura Benanti, Justin Guarini, the cast of Avenue Q, Mayors Bloomberg and Koch, and many others. Now celebrating its eighteenth year, Winter’s Eve has become New York City’s largest holiday festival and a favorite tradition in the New York metropolitan area.
Lincoln Square BID Staff:
Monica Blum | President
Ralph Memoli | Executive Vice President
Phil Gordon | Manager of Field Operations
Nina Psoncak | Program Manager
Julie Kronick | Marketing & Special Projects Manager
Michael Esposito | Program Associate
Elizabeth Grant | Outreach and Visitor Services Coordinator
Winter’s Eve 2017:
Event Production |Eventage Event Production, Inc.
Public Relations | Nicholas & Lence Communications
Illustration | Dave Calver/Morgan Gaynin, Inc.
The Winter’s Eve illustration (snowman) has been created for the Lincoln Square BID by the talented artist Dave Calver each year since 2002. Click here to learn more about Calver’s work.