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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

It doesn’t get much more picture-postcard NYC Christmas than the sight of the stately Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, towering above the ice rink below, all decked out in its finest holiday bling. Things get even more festive when thousands of revelers fill the area for the lighting of the Norway spruce. A star-studded lineup, usually hosted by NBC Today show anchors, provides plenty of live entertainment. The crowning moment comes when the switch is flipped and the Swarovski star–topped tree’s tens of thousands of (energy-efficient LED) lights come alive. Expect plenty of “oohs” and “ahs” from the crowd. If you can’t make it to the big event on November 28, worry not—you can see the tree (and snap plenty of photos of it) through early January.


Event Details

    Nov. 28, 2018 - Jan. 7, 2019
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM