Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Plaza , Midtown West Sunday December 16 2012 5:30 - 23:30
Photograph: Bart Barlow/
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

The trees change, but the annual sense of wonder remains the same. A chance to gawk at this year’s 76-foot-tall behemoth, decorated with 45,000 LED bulbs, is well worth fighting the crowds.

Venue name: Rockefeller Plaza
Address: Fifth and Sixth Aves
New York

Cross street: between 48th and 49th Sts
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr
Price: Free