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87th Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony

Manhattan , New York City | Festivals & Annual Events

2019 marks the 87th Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The 2019 tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4 on Rockefeller Plaza. Each year, thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions watch the live broadcast. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues through Friday, January 17, 2020.

The schedule is below:

  • November 9: The Tree arrives on Rockefeller Plaza.
  • November 13: The Swarovski star will be raised onto the Tree.
  • December 4: The Tree will be lit for the first time on Rockefeller Plaza.
  • December 25: On Christmas day, the lights shine for a full 24 hours.
  • December 31: On New Year’s Eve, visiting hours are from 6am-9pm.


Event Details

    Dec. 4, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
    06:00 AM - 12:00 AM