Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rockefeller Plaza , Midtown West Wednesday November 28 2012 19:00 - 21:00
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Proceedings start at 7pm, but you’ll want to get there as early as you can to secure a spot. The actual lighting takes place at the end of the program; most of the two-hour event is devoted to celebrity performances. Then the 30,000 energy-efficient LEDs covering the massive evergreen are switched on to oohs and aahs. If you’d rather gouge out your eyeballs with the tree’s 9.5-foot-diameter Swarovski-crystal star than brave the crush, there’s plenty of time during the holiday season to view the tree at your leisure.
Venue name: Rockefeller Plaza
Contact:
Address: Fifth and Sixth Aves
New York
10111
Cross street: Between 48th and 49th Sts
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr