Each holiday season we look forward to the larger-than-life snow globes that decorate Broadway Plaza in Times Square and kick off NYC’s holiday displays, but we learned via email the sad news that they won’t be returning this year.
Aptly dubbed show globes, the wowing installations were inspired by Broadway favorites, such as The Lion King, Wicked, and Aladdin, and were a beloved tradition that kicked off the beginning of the holiday season.
Each show globe displayed an enchanting scene from the aforementioned musicals for visitors to “admire the imagination and talent that give life to every show up close,” previously shared Times Square.
And performances also accompanied the unveiling of the globes each year–last year’s celebration even included Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
The good news is Times Square won’t be left vacant just because the show globes aren’t returning.
A towering, 30-foot-tall inflatable sculpture by Argentinian conceptual pop artist Marta Minujin is set to be unveiled in Times Square from November 8th through November 21st. You can read more about this here.