The annual tree lighting ceremony at the Rockefeller Center is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 2017 tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 29 at Rockefeller Plaza. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues until 9pm on January 7. Each year, thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions watch the live broadcast.
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER - NOVEMBER 29 | WEDNESDAY 8/7c
The stars come together for America's annual tree-lighting tradition!
NBC kicks off the holidays with the lighting of the iconic tree in the heart of New York City with "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" on Wednesday, November 29 at 8/7c.
The evening includes festive performances by Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani and The Tenors, with additional acts to be announced. NBC's "Today" anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the highly anticipated holiday special.