Nothing kicks off the holiday season quite like the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. Whether you’re watching from home or plan to go see the spectacle in person, here’s how to enjoy this annual tradition.
How to watch the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on TV or online
What: 86th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
When: 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET
On TV: Your local NBC station
Online stream: Watch on fuboTV. Start a free trial here.
How to see the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting in person
If you’re in New York and willing to brave the cold, you can join thousands of other holiday revelers and watch the 86th annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting in person. Because the event is free and doesn’t require a ticket, it’s recommended to arrive early to make sure you get a spot.
NBC SPECIAL: 86TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER 8 p.m. on NBC. Enjoy music efficiencies and the yearly lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree, a 72-foot-tall Norway spruce. This year, the tree will be topped with a 3-D, 900-pound Swarovski star that has 70 spikes and also three million crystals with LED lights spots, designed by Daniel Libeskind. The tree’s history dates to 1931 during the Anxiety, when workers set up a 20-foot tree in the plaza, however, the very first official tree had not been erected until 1933.
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That’s performing at the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
The listing of celebrities performing at the this year’s tree lights occasion includes Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix, Kellie Pickler, and also a unique appearance by Howie Mandel.
Exactly how to go to the Rockefeller Center Xmas tree
If you’re hectic Wednesday night, not to fret. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be on display the whole holiday season. After the first lights Wednesday evening, the tree will certainly be lit from 5:30 a.m. till 11:30 p.m. every day via Jan. 6, 2019. On its final day, Jan. 7, the tree will certainly be lit from 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, the tree will certainly stay lit for 24 hr.
The information on this year’s Rockefeller Center Xmas tree
Yearly, a tree is commonly donated to be shown in Rockefeller Center. This year’s tree is a 72-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce that hails from Wallkill, New york city, coming from the house of Shirley Figueroa and also Lissette Gutierrez, 2 New Yorkers who just recently relinquished jobs in the city as well as relocated upstate.
Head Rockefeller Center gardener Erik Pauze initially looked the 75-year-old tree five years earlier as well as his team has been preparing it for Wednesday’s lighting considering that Nov. 8. The tree was trucked into Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 10