Alright, so over the past couple weeks we have covered holiday festivals and fairs in Union Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central and Rockefeller Center (which is pretty much all of the major holiday centers in New York). However, we haven’t covered what may be the pinnacle of New York City holiday entertainment. Lincoln Center is the cultural hearth of the Season of Giving in the Five Boroughs. There, you’ll find George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (as well as some of his other works) and holiday performances from the New York Philharmonic. But, that’s not all you’ll find at Lincoln Square this holiday season. Like Clara in The Nutcracker, you will be transported to a different world filled with holiday miracles and masterpieces that are sure to make your holiday visit one to remember. Here’s what you might find this year at Winters Eve at Lincoln Square.

Winters Eve at Lincoln Square Attractions


While the combination of snow,  the billowing white tents of holiday vendors and the pleasant aroma of hot apple cider and kettle corn might be enough to draw you in, the folks at Lincoln Square have held no punches this year. On top of delicious food and handmade artifacts Winters Eve at Lincoln Center will also feature free live music and entertainment with performances from a wide array of local and international artists there is sure to be something for everyone at this holiday attraction. Performances will begin on Monday, December 1st at 5:30pm.

Food Tastings

The area surrounding Lincoln Square is known for the incredible quality of its’ food (which sometimes comes at a hefty price). At Winters Eve at Lincoln Square everyone can enjoy what some of New York’s premier chefs have been serving up this year (as well as food from other chains like Le Pain Quotidien and Starbucks). Dishes are mostly under $10 so you won’t have to empty your pocketbook for a meal either. For a full list of vendors please feel free to check out this link.

Kids Activities

If your children don’t enjoy lobster bisque and performances from local musicians don’t worry, there are still activities for them at Winters Eve at Lincoln Square. With attractions ranging from Sesame Street’s Digital Playground to arts and crafts and a performance of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Time Warner Center we’re sure you’ll be able to find an activity that your child will love (and may even remember for years to come).

With all of the holiday festivals in New York City it might be hard to decide which one is best for you and your family (all of them are pretty great). But, there’s just something comforting about Winters Eve at Lincoln Square that truly embodies the spirit of the Season of Giving. Again, the event opens on Monday, December 1st at 5:30pm and will close that same day at 9pm regardless of weather. We hope to see you there and Happy Holidays from all of us at Eat Up New York! Take care!

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