Lights Up on Lincoln Square to Launch in December

November 28, 2022, 5:59.08 pm ET  

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Lights Up on Lincoln Square, presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (LS BID), will launch on Monday, December 5th. The festivities include the lighting of a New York-born Fraser Fir at Dante Park (Broadway and 64th Street). The 20-foot tree will feature unique hand-painted ornaments from local pottery studio, Color Me Mine, Upper West Side, along with thousands of LED lights.

To further brighten up the neighborhood, the LS BID will light up 20 trees in the Broadway Malls from Columbus Circle up to 70th St and bring back “Tumbling Brights,” a sequence of 15 lighted spirit figures illuminating the Broadway Malls.

New to this year’s holiday programming is the installation of “The Big Apple, A Musical Tree and Music Box,” created by DIX au carré and Canadian-based urban art designer Felix Marzell. It will be located at the northern tip of Dante Park and will allow families can crank the handle and sing along to traditional holiday classics with a karaoke-style kick. At the southern end of Dante Park is another new musical tree created by Marzell that will allow families to become musicians themselves and play Jingle Bells for all to hear.

There will also be a rotating line-up of talented performers Tuesdays through Thursdays throughout December in Dante Park, including Chia’s Dance Party, Frank London and the Klezmer Brass Allstars, Eric Person Quartet, Gabriele Tranchina Band, Yips Dragon Style, Chinese Lion Dance, Bronte Roman’s Jazz & Pop Ensemble, and The Fabulous Fezziwigs.

Culminating the holiday performances and to welcome the winter solstice on Wednesday, December 21, there will be an illuminated procession of Frost Giants by the Processional Arts Workshop. It will include glowing icicle lanterns that will add a spark of warmth heading into the heart of the holidays.

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