Bryant Park’s Tree Lighting Skate-tacular with host Alan Cumming
December 2018. New York City, Bryant Park
Among the many events that happen in New York City during the holidays, the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is among the most exciting and magical.
Working closely with the Bryant Park team, Empire identified candidates for and ultimately negotiated for and secured Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Alan Cumming.
Working from an original Christmas tale, for which he contributed ideas, Alan acted as the narrator of the event and read a story to a little girl. This story was punctuated with a series of live, on-ice performances by Olympic and World Champion skaters including Johnny Weir, Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford and Kaetlyn Osmond & Jeremy Abbott.
The massive Christmas tree was lit just as Alan and the girl sang a song together and the show concluded with an immense fireworks display and the opening of the rink to free skating to thousands of New Yorkers, courtesy of Bank of America.
Approximately 5,000 people were in attendance and the show was also livestreamed on a variety of digital platforms.
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