Tonight is the annual event of the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center. It’s the 83rd holiday extravaganza Christmas In Rockefeller Center and people from across the country gather to watch some of the biggest stars in music celebrate the occasion. According to NBC, this year’s Christmas tree is a 78-foot tall Norway Spruce from Gardiner, New York, aged 80 years and weighing approximately 10 tons. And, according to NJ.com, 30,000 bulbs are being used with over five miles of electrical wire.
DATE: December 2, 2015
TIME: 7:00 p.m. ET/PT
CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. Verizon FIOS, Optimum, etc.) – Click here for the NBC Channel Finder.
HOSTS: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales
PERFORMERS: Sting, James Taylor featuring Chris Botti, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, The Band Perry, Andy Grammer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pentatonix, Band of Merrymakers, and the Rockettes
LOCATION: Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues
TREE VISITING HOURS: 5:30 a.m.- midnight ET daily, all day on Christmas, and from 5:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. ET through January 6 after New Year’s Eve.