Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Christmas in Rockefeller Center celebrates a large Christmas tree that is placed annually in Rockefeller Center located in Midtown Manhattan. The Tree arrives and is erected in mid-November and lit in a public ceremony in late November or early December. Since 1997, the lighting has been broadcast live, to hundreds of millions, on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center telecast on a Wednesday after Thanksgiving. The tree lighting ceremony is aired at the end of every broadcast, following live entertainment and the tree is lit by the current Mayor of New York City and special guests. An estimated 125 million people visit the attraction each year.