Lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center will be this coming Wednesday; this is what you should know

The traditional lighting of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will give the ‘starting signal’ for Christmas activities in the Big Apple this coming November 29.

The celebration will take place this coming Wednesday at 8:00 pm and artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Seth MacFarlane, Barry Manilow y Cheramong others.

It will be decorated with more than 50,000 energy-efficient multicolor LED lights

A star will be placed at the top of the tree. 90 pounds with 3 million Swarovski crystals.

Starting November 29, It will be on every day from 5:00 in the morning until midnight.

On Christmas Day the tree will be lit for 24 hours and on the last day of the year it will remain on from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.

It will be retired on January 13, 2024.

In the area is its famous skating rink, you can purchase tickets to attend at the next link.

Streets around Rockefeller Center will close in December

Starting the first weekend in December, the streets around Rockefeller Center will also be closed.

West 49th Street and West 50th Street will be pedestrianized between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

In this section Streets will be closed between 11:00 a.m. and midnight every day.

This is how the Christmas tree arrived at Rockefeller Center:


The gigantic Christmas tree that will adorn Rockefeller Center has been brought to the site this Saturday, November 11.

Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP


Workers remove twine ties used to secure branches before a crane lifts the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP


Dozens of workers are needed to lift the tree, which weighs 12 tons.

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A worker removes the twine ties used to secure the tree branches.

Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP


The 80-foot-tall Norway spruce tree was donated by a family in Vestal, New York.

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A worker observes the branches of the tree.

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A crane lifts the tree to its spot in Rockefeller Plaza.

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Workers stabilize the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree as a crane lifts it.

Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

2023-11-25 17:21:00
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