The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree will be lit for the holidays on November 28, 2018 and will be an event that is watched by tens of thousands on the city streets, as well as hundreds of millions that watch the live tree lighting ceremony across the globe.
The tree that is traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star.
There will be live and taped performances of the lighting at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. Check back for a full list of performers. The tree will stay lit until January 7, 2017. Visit the Rockefeller Center site for more information.
Rockefeller Center is between 5th and 7th Avenues and 47th and 50th Streets. Check out the map of the area.
Finding The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Enter Rockefeller Center from 47th or 50th streets on 5th Ave., and then look for the horn-blowing Angels which will lead you to the tree.
5th Avenue (Between 47-50 Street)
New York,NY, 10020
SUBWAY: B, D, F, V at Rockefeller Center, 47-50 Streets