Rockin’ Around the Rockefeller Christmas Tree

The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30, with live performances from 7–9pm at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

This is the 84th Rockefeller Tree lighting to date. The beautiful tree is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 1931. Credit: Associated Press.
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Swarovski Christmass Tree Topper

Tens of thousands of tourists visit the tree each year and hundreds of millions watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony on NBC hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales. This year, there will be surprise guests, celebrities, and musical performances for all to see!

There will be surprise guests, celebrities, and musical performances for all to see!

 The tree will be lit at Rockefeller Plaza from November 30th until January 7th and will be illuminated from 5:30 am to midnight, all day (24 hours) on Christmas Day and 5:30 am – 9 pm on New Year’s Eve.

The best part? The annual tree lighting ceremony is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis!

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