And the iconic Empire State Building is joining in on the fun. The Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) & iHeartMedia debuted the landmark’s annual holiday music-to-light-show yesterday with Ed Sheeran featuring Elton John. Lucky for us, the show will return later this month to keep New Yorkers in the holiday spirit!
Choreographed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, the brand new light show will feature Ed Sheeran’s new holiday song “Merry Christmas” with Elton John.
The show will be synced live each night at 7 p.m. from Monday, December 20th through Saturday, December 25 to a broadcast of the song on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100, 106.7 Lite FM, and 103.5 KTU and the station’s Facebook pages. And even if you can’t see it from your apartment, you can watch the show live via Earthcam on their website here.
“The Empire State Building’s and iHeart’s annual gift to New York City are a holiday staple of New York City, a tradition accessible to all who live in and visit the greatest city in the world and available around the world on YouTube,” said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO of ESRT.
The music-to-light show, featuring thousands of LED lights, will illuminate the city for one of the most epic holiday celebrations of the season!
“Holidays in New York are always very special, but this year, even more so. Ed and Elton’s new song is destined to become a Christmas classic. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the season than partnering with Ed Sheeran, Empire State Building and The CW for a one-of-a-kind holiday pop up concert,” said Tom Poleman, President and Chief Programming Officer of Programming for iHeartMedia.
See some of the pop-up concert earlier this month here:
& check out a clip from last year’s show here: