City – The Upper West Side was packed with holiday revelers enjoying a full
evening of festive activities. Weather was mild allowing families to have their
children embrace the excitement of the holiday event. Taking the stage was Micky Dolenz the voice from
The Monkees as headliner. Lea Salonga
from Broadway’s “Once On This Island” lead the lineup with members of the
Metropolitan Opera. The celebration’s
formal kickoff began with a tree lighting ceremony in Dante Park on the Upper West Side lead by Amy
Micky Dolenz, The Monkees
festival had a large variety of events for all to enjoy. The always-entertaining stilt-walkers
enlightened everyone with their amazing ability and agility to walk through
crowds and give a creative performance as they walked through the festival. Vendors were serving food from over 30 of Lincoln
Square’s top eateries. Ice Sculpturing
took place in front of the Time Warner Center.
Domes Tree Farm from Bliss, New york installed the 27ft Concolor Fir.