Nothing says Christmas like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony! To celebrate the historic event, some of the biggest stars in music came down to 30 Rock and performed the most famous holiday songs of all!
Only something like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting could bring together so many diverse musical acts in one place! The event, held December 2, was a magical winter wonderland, visited by Sting, James Taylor, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, The Band Perry, Andy Grammar, Pentatonix, AND a surprise performance by Michael Buble. Seriously!!
It was an amazing night full of winter cheer, wonder, and so many of our favorite stars coming together to celebrate everything that makes the holiday season great. It’s a huge honor to be asked to perform at the tree lighting ceremony, and of course some of the biggest names in music, from across all genres, took the opportunity to give their spin on some holiday classics!
James kicked off the night perfectly with his performance of “Winter Wonderland”. Everyone was shocked that our favorite Christmas crooner Michael Buble showed up to perform “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.” Andy melted our frozen hearts with his smile and performance of “Little Drummer Boy,” then Carly brought on the cuteness with a flirty rendition of ‘Let It Snow’ before Sting brought on some intense holiday cheer with “Soul Cake.”
The Band Perry did a super-cool, futuristic cover of everyone’s favorite “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.” Pentatonix always kills it with the Christmas songs, and their version of “Joy To The World” was no different! Mary’s cover of “Mary, Did You Know?” was soulful and gorgeous, like everything she does, and finally Andrea made our hearts swell with his holiday performance. We thought it couldn’t get any better until that big, beautiful tree finally glowed with zillions of twinkly lights. Gorgeous! You can buy Andrea’s My Christmas RIGHT HERE.
This was the 8rd annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, but it seemed just as modern as ever, with the help of acts like Carly and the Pentatonix. Surrounded by a Whoville-ian winter landscape, the most famous Christmas tree in the world looked as majestic as ever. An 83-year-old Norway Spruce, cut down in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania, the honoree of the night weighs a whopping 10 tons and reaches 70 feet high. There’s no way to miss this baby, and these musicians were so proud to be there for its induction into New York City history!
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