Tonight is the 2016 edition of Christmas In Rockefeller Center, where we see the live broadcast of the tree lighting in New York City. Though it may be raining tonight, the performers will carry on and the tree will be lit. Performers this year include stars from Tony Bennett to Josh Groban to Tori Kelly. And, following the broadcast, is Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, starring Jennifer Nettles. For all the details on tonight’s tree lighting show, read on below.
DATE: November 30, 2016
SHOW TIME: 7 – 9 p.m. ET
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
LOCATION: Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
HOSTS: Today anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Hoda Kotb.
TREE HEIGHT: 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway Spruce from Oneonta, New York.
PERFORMERS: The Roots, Anthony Hamilton & the HamilTones, Pentatonix, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sara McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and the Radio City Rockettes.
ADDITIONAL CELEBRITY PARTICIPANTS: Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon will assist in lighting the Christmas tree.