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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The holiday season began with the annual tree lighting in the heart of New York City at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, November 30.
NBC News' TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and "Access Hollywood's" Mario Lopez co-hosted the highly anticipated holiday special where viewers were treated to festive performances!
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton performed a duet of their holiday single, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," additional performances were from Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, the Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, The Shindellas, Louis York and more.
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History of the Tree
For more than eight decades, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. While the lights, decorations, and stars have changed through the years, visiting the Tree remains a quintessential New York experience.
The Christmas Tree FAQs
How big is the Tree?
The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a 82ft tall Norway Spruce, 50 feet wide and weighs 14 tons.
How old is the Tree?
The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is approximately 85-90 years old.
Where is this year's Tree from?
The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree hails from Queensbury, NY.
How many lights are on the Tree?
There are more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights on approximately 5 miles (8 km) of wire.
How big is the star on the Tree?
Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018, the three dimensional Swarovski star weighs approximately 900 pounds (408.23 kg) and features 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals.
When does the Tree arrive in New York City?
To allow adequate time for it to be decorated before it’s lit, the Tree will arrive on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
How do I watch the Christmas Tree lighting?
Stay tuned for more information about public access to this year’s tree lighting. You are always invited to view the live national broadcast “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” from home on NBC, on November 30, 8PM EST/7PM C.
When is the Tree lighting?
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
When does the Tree come down?
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