What You Need To Know About This Year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

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What You Need To Know About This Year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

There’s nothing like the holiday season in NYC, and nothing marks it quite as fully as the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!

Soon arriving in Rockefeller Plaza, the 89th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be displayed between West 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth avenues.

If you’re wondering about this year’s tree lighting, visits, etc., we’ve got (almost) all your questions answered, here!

When will the tree be in Rockefeller Center?

The tree will arrive to NYC on November 13th from Elkton, Maryland.

When is the tree lighting ceremony?

This year’s tree lighting will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 8 – 10 p.m. (preshow starts at 7 p.m.)

How can I watch it?

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast on NBC and in-person viewing is open to the public this year. It’s first-come, first served, so get as close to 49th St. & 6th Ave as early as possible!

Performers include The Rockettes, Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton, Harry Connick Jr., Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara and Norah Jones.

Any other special dates should I know about?

On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, the lights on the tree will shine for a full 24 hours. On New Year’s Eve, you can visit the tree anytime from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

How can I visit the tree this year?

Visiting hours for the tree will be from 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. after Wednesday.

What else should I do in Rockefeller Center?

Glad you asked! Grab your skates and go for a spin on the iconic Rockefeller ice skating rink open on November 6th.

For all aspects of the tree, you can always refer to the Rockefeller Center website for more info and updates.

See also: A Guide To All The Holiday Markets Open In NYC This Season

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