The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. Celebrate the 2018 Christmas season in New York with a trip to Rockefeller Center. Make this magical place your holiday destination. Time to bust out those Santa hats!
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This Wednesday is the night of nights at Rockefeller Center! When the stars come out, the Christmas Tree lights up for this magical season. At the Tree Lighting Ceremony, it’s possible to watch some live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Let’s join the tourists and the thousands of New Yorkers and see the performers including Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and Martina McBride at this year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. If you prefer to stay cozy in the warm of your home, you can tune the television at NBC, so you don’t miss anything!
Since the Tree arrived on the Plaza two weeks ago, the Rock Center team has been preparing with love the 72 foot tall Norway spruce for its big debut, and tomorrow they’ll light up the Tree’s 50,000 lights, as well as the new 9 foot wide Swarovski Star designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind.
The Tree Lighting has a history: for over eight decades, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and the Christmas decorations adorning and surrounding have stood as a season icon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. From the beginning, the Tree was a gathering place and reflection of what was happening in the world around it. In the image below you can see the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York in 1931.
More than half a million people pass by the Tree every day, making Rockefeller Center the epicenter of New York City’s holiday celebrations. But if you can’t be in New York tomorrow, don’t be sad, the tree will remain there until January 7, 2019. Wish you a wonderful and happy holiday season!