Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Tonight

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Tonight


Wednesday night marks the official start of the 2016 holiday season in New York City! Tonight the Rockefeller Center tree will be lit for the first time of the year and thousands of New Yorkers are expected to brave the cold to be on hand while millions more will watch on TV.

NBC will televise the the tree lighting ceremony with a two-hour special airing at 8 p.m. EST featuring performances by an array of stars including Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Dolly Parton, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood and of course, the New York City Music Hall Rockettes. Those high-stepping Rockettes will be performing several shows a day all through the Christmas season at Radio City Music Hall.

New Yorkers will be able to enjoy the Radio City Music Hall Christmas tree every night until 9 p.m. on January 7, when the lights on this year’s tree will go out for the last time.

Watching this spectacular ceremony may put you in the mood for putting up your own Christmas tree in the next few days. New Yorkers who get into the mood for a tree of their own can make that happen without all the hassle of heading out to the local lots or markets, searching through dozens of trees, hauling one home, getting it into your home or apartment and setting it up in the stand.

Christmas Tree Brooklyn can help you avoid all that work by delivering a gorgeous Fraser Fir directly to your home and setting it up for you! Just drop by the Christmas Tree Brooklyn flagship location at 184 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, to choose your own tree from the wide selection of fresh, fragrant Fraser Firs or go to and pick the size tree you need. Choose a delivery time, add extras like a stand and lights, then check out with your credit card. Either way, your beautiful tree will be delivered to your home free! For a nominal extra charge, your tree can be set up securely in its stand so that all you have to do is decorate!

Maybe your tree isn’t as spectacular as the one at Rockefeller Center but you can enjoy its festive look and fragrance in the warmth and privacy of your own home!