Lights From Lincoln Center

This holiday season, we’re lighting our campus for our friends and neighbors to enjoy, offering a space for reflection and hope for the New Year. The organizations at Lincoln Center have also curated seasonally-inspired playlists for you. Listen to these uplifting tunes on your device while exploring our outdoor spaces or let them fill your home with music.  

Our campus is illuminated with a breathtaking new light installation, including warm and cool displays of color, floating lanterns, and lights adorning the trees. The installations become viewable around dusk and through the night, and they will be on display through January 18, 2021. Additionally, a vibrant new pair of murals will be on view along Amsterdam Avenue. The joyful pieces serve as a reminder of the vitality that defines the city. 

Visit our festive outdoor spaces in person, revel in them from afar on an evening walk, or enjoy them virtually from the comfort of your homes. We are open to the public 9:00 am to 7:00 pm ET. The lights will remain on through the night and can be viewed from the sidewalk. Enjoy and please remember to maintain social distance and wear a face covering when on campus. Click here to review our visitor guidelines

  Photos by Sachyn Mital

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 
Enjoy the following playlist, featuring a varied collection of songs personally selected by members of LCPA Staff. With music by Sara Bareilles to Leslie Odom, Jr. to Nat King Cole and more, we hope these songs comfort and uplift you during this holiday season. 


Jazz at Lincoln Center 
From our family to yours, please enjoy this selection of swingin’, hopeful jazz to ring in the new year. 


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 
Each of the works on this playlist exemplifies joy. From the energetic Brandenburg to the meditative Copland, we invite you to immerse yourself in the delight and elation of the repertoire this season. 

Photos by Sachyn Mital

The Metropolitan Opera 
Featuring favorite selections by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and more, this soothing playlist promises to warm the heart with some of opera’s most beautiful melodies. 


Lincoln Center Theater 
The songs in this playlist are all from Lincoln Center Theater productions. Expressing hope, joy, and courage, we hope they inspire you. 


The Juilliard School 
Devoted to Juilliard alumni and faculty performers and composers, this playlist features a variety of styles in jazz and classical music, including Historical Performance and Vocal Arts. Enjoy works by Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Nicholas Britell, and other renowned musicians affiliated with the school. 


New York Philharmonic 
Musicians and staff of the New York Philharmonic put together this playlist of pieces — many of them drawn from the Philharmonic’s extensive trove of recordings — that lift our spirits during the cold winter months. We hope it brings similar joy to you this holiday season and beyond! 


New York City Ballet & School of American Ballet 
Looking ahead to 2021 with hope, energy, and compassion, we bring you a collection of music, composers, and artists. From Stravinsky to John Adams, Sufjan Stevens to Aaron Copland, these musical voices allow us to reflect on the history of New York City Ballet and look towards its artistic future as we all begin a new year together.