The lighting of this famous giant Christmas tree is a grand event, televised from coast-to-coast, kicking off the holiday season. Housed in the Rockefeller Center, the tree is elegantly lit during the Christmas season. The ceremony takes place at the end of November each year. The entire area gets extremely crowded, so come early if you want to see the charm of it all. If you miss it, the tree is lit every night through December.
- Type: Concerts,Festivals & Fairs
- Nearest Train: 47 - 50 Streets - Rockefeller Center
- Venue Description:
A National Historic Landmark, Rockefeller Center stretches over a vast area covering a massive 22 acres (8.90 hectares). At the center, engage in a plethora of activities that includes shopping at designer houses, dining at lavish restaurants and bars, attending various concerts and art shows, and in winter trying your skating skills at the Lower Plaza that transforms into the famous ice-rink. Visitors can take a tour of Radio City Music Hall on 50th Street at Sixth Avenue and the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza houses NBC, which offers guided tours of its premises. The stunning cityscape from the Top Of The Rock observation deck steals most of the visiting crowd, but come December the spectacularly lit Christmas tree is where the magic lies.