The festivities for the 81st Christmas in Rockefeller Center begin at 7 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. EST. If you’re unable to view the tree lighting and performances on your TV, click here to view the livestream.
As far as the performances go, Mary J. Blige, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jewel, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Ariana Grande will be performing tonight, so stay tuned as we post each artist’s performance.
At 8:55 p.m., the legendary Swarovski star will be placed on top of the 76-foot tree, so be sure to watch.
PHOTO: The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in 1931, with St. Patrick's Cathedral visible in background pic.twitter.com/1UiP8Pd4f5
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Ariana Grande's last hit, a new rendition of the classic song "Last Christmas" was what Grande sang for the people of New York City tonight. Enjoy.Click here to read more
Country singer Lauren Alaina was a new face at Rockefeller Center's tree lighting this year. Enjoy her performance here.Click here to read more
Leona Lewis opened the show for the 81st annual tree lighting concert at Rockefeller Center this year. Check it out.Click here to read more