Last Monday we went to Lincoln Center for Winter's Eve. We started out at the tree lighting, which usually takes place on the Lincoln Center steps area, but they are doing reconstruction, so they lit a much smaller tree across the street. The whole thing wasn't very good to be honest. The tree was small, and the pre-lighting entertainment was terrible. I'm talking some chick is singing "there's a hero..." and not only is she not good, she is absolutely tone deaf. I am not exaggerating one bit. It was sad. But Asher did get this cool light wand thingy that he loved, so that was cool.
After the tree was lit, we walked down broadway where they had lots of little bands and tents with delicious food. We got some yummy pasta and some delicious chocolatey desserts. In the Time Warner building, we got peppermint bark and hot chocolate from Williams Sonoma, and a bunch of other little trinkets from different stores and booths. They had people walking on stilts, fake snow, and stars hanging from the ceiling that lit up in time with the music. They also had lots of magician, and circus type things for the kids. There was a concert at the Lincoln Center stake center that was supposed to be awesome, but Nate had to go teach a lesson, and the kids needed to go to bed, so we had to miss it. It was a pretty fun night though, and really nice to enjoy some of the holiday festivities with our little fam.
Next year I think we will shoot for one of the bigger tree lightings, like Bryant Park or Rockefeller Center, which is WAY bigger than I thought it was. We're talking Faith Hill, Myley Cyrus, Harry Conick Jr, Beyonce, The Jonas Brothers (whoever they are), Rascal Flats, and a couple more that I can't remember. The chick who plays Jenna in 30 Rock hosted it, and Jimmy Fallon did part of it too. I didn't get to see the whole thing, but caught parts of it on TV. Maybe next year when the kids are older, we will brave the CRAZY crowds.