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Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, New York

Happy Holidays!

Rockefeller Center
Christmas Tree Lighting

December (usually the first Wednesday aftter Thanksgiving)

World's Most Famous Tree
Rockefeller Center's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony signals the beginning of the Holiday Season in New York City — it's one of the most exciting times to be in the Big Apple.
The world's most famous tree represents everything great about the holidays.

The Tree Lighting has been a New York City tradition since 1933. Back then, the tree had only 700 lights — today it has over 30,000.

Rockefeller Center
Xmas Tree Lighting
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting usually takes place the Wednesday after Thanksgiving at approximately 8:55pm. Rockefeller Center is located at Rockefeller Plaza — West 48th Street to West 51st Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Rockefeller Center
Holiday Entertainment

Rockefeller Center's FUN holiday event always draws a huge crowd — so be sure to get there early for the best viewing spot. The annual star-studded event, filled with holiday festivities, various celebrity appearances and live entertainment featuring popular music and classic holiday tunes, celebrates the annual lighting of the world's most famous Christmas Tree. For those of you watching the Tree Lighting Ceremony at home, the fun two-hour event will be broadcast live on NBC. Check local listing times.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Illumination Hours
Daily 5:30am-11:30pm

Christmas Day:
All day (24 hours)

New Year's Eve

The world's most famous tree will remain lit and on display thru' the first week of January.

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Rockefeller Center
Christmas Tree Lighting


*Date subject to change. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.



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