It’s the most wonderful time of the year– which means it’s time for the annual Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting! Can’t make it to NYC for the festivities? Don’t worry, we’ve got a live stream of the gorgeous event right here!
Light that baby up! The iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree is set to be lit on Dec. 2, in the heart of New York City. Tons of huge performers will be on hand to celebrate, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Andy Grammer and many more! The merriment will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern time on NBC, but you can also watch it all go down via live stream– which we just so happen to have for you! Your Christmas wish is our command!
[Singing] Have yourself a merry little Christmas treeeee (is that right?). Anyways, the ceremony is guaranteed to be lovely, and this year’s tree is a total beauty. Coming in at a hefty 10 tons, the Norway Spruce stands at 78-feet tall. It comes to us from the great state of New York, of course, from the town of Gardiner. WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE.
Before the massive Christmas emblem is lit, though, we’re going to get some very special holiday performances! Along with Carly and Andy, Sting will perform, as will James Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, The Band Perry, Pentatonix, Band of Merrymakers, Mary J. Blige and a NYC staple, the Rockettes!
If you miss the tree lighting (and are lucky enough to make your way to New York City), you still have plenty of time to take in the gorgeous tree in person. The holiday display is open to the public every day, and will be lit from 5:30 a.m. until midnight. The tree is located at Rockefeller Plaza, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, and West 47th and 51st Streets.
Do you love the traditional tree lighting, HollywoodLifers?