from NYC loves NYC by Noel Y.C.
During the holiday season, the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden in downtown Manhattan holds a month-long Festival of Light and Sound. The Winter Garden is filled with 100,000 lights that make the garden look like a snow globe. I made these images during last week’s Santa’s Winter Garden Weekend.
The festival events this year include the dynamic acoustic Klezmer music of Beyond the Pale December 14; ETHEL Annie-B Parson re-creating their acclaimed performance piece, Wait for Green, December 18; and Ase Dance Theatre Collective celebrating Kwanza December 28. Santa’s Winter Garden was Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 11, 12 and 13 (see times below). Voices of Gotham, the NYC-based a cappella group, performs favorite holiday carols in the Winter Garden, December 3, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21 and 23 at midday. The World Financial Center Winter Garden is located at 220 Vesey Street.