Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2023
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is an annual event in New York City that takes place on the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving. The ceremony features the lighting of a giant Christmas tree that is Rockefeller Center’s centerpiece for the holiday season.
The tree is typically a Norway spruce that is about 75 feet tall and weighs about 12 tons. It is donated by a family in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The tree is decorated with 50,000 LED lights and a Swarovski star.
The ceremony begins at 7:00 PM and features live performances by singers, bands, and dancers. The tree is lit at 9:57 PM. The ceremony is broadcast live on NBC.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a free event, but it is very popular and the viewing areas fill up quickly. If you are planning to attend, be sure to arrive early.
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