The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District has announced that while Winter’s Eve will be cancelled for the second year in a row, it’s “planning a new and different holiday celebration by offering the community and visitors a month-long series of smaller pop-up family friendly performances and activations for everyone to enjoy.”
The 20th (and most recent) Winter’s Eve celebration took place in 2019, and like in years prior, it lined the stretch between 59th and 70th Streets with live music, entertainment, crafts and food tastings.
Due to COVID-19, the annual celebration was put on pause for the first time in 2020. However, the neighborhood was lit up with a new installation called “Tumbling Brights,” and the BID has announced it will be returning with five additional installations this year.
The Lincoln Square BID says there will be a holiday tree at Dante Park, but unfortunately there won’t be a lighting ceremony.
“More details on activations, which includes our neighborhood holiday lighting program and other surprises, will be announced in the near future so the community and visitors will be able to celebrate the holidays and support local businesses, restaurants and cultural institutions in the Lincoln Square neighborhood throughout the entire holiday season.”
We’ll provide an update once we know more.
I don’t think they need to continue cancelling these events. They’re outside and vaccination percentages are super high. Plenty of indoor activities are ongoing.
agree with Josh. This is also PR and revenue for the participating businesses
Football stadiums are packed with 40 thousand maskless spectators screaming at the top of their lungs and the Thanksgiving day parade and Veterans day parade in full bloom but no Winter’s Eve. Unbelievable!