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Everything to Know About the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
The glorious-ness kicks off late November!
There's no place like New York City during Christmastime. And as always, the one and only Rockefeller Center will have its tree lighting ceremony, where the world’s most famous Christmas tree comes alive. Here's what you need to know about the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special.
How do I watch the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special?
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting will be broadcast during the Christmas at Rockefeller Center special, airing Wednesday, November 30 from 8-10 p.m. ET on NBC.
What is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting?
Rockefeller Center has been decorating and lighting a massive tree every holiday season since 1933. The tree has always been decked out with a vast array of ornaments (over 50,000 LED lights), and a giant, intricately-designed star placed at the top. In 2022, the tree will be lit every day after the ceremony from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET. On Christmas Day, the tree is lit for 24 hours, and on New Year’s Eve it's lit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
Who is appearing at the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special?
The lineup is stacked: Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, Virginia Bocelli, Brett Eldredge, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Radio City Rockettes, Maya Rudolph, The Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, The Shindellas, Gwen Stefani, Louis York and more will be there.
Stefani and Shelton will perform a rare nationally-televised duet of their holiday single, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.”
Who is hosting the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special?
NBC News’ TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, plus ACCESS Hollywood Host Mario Lopez.
How big is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree?
The 2022 tree is 82 feet tall, 50 feet wide, and weighs 14 tons.
How big is the star on top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree?
The 2022 star weighs 900 pounds (408.23 kg) and includes 70 spikes blinged out with 3 million crystals.
What celebrities will appear at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special?
Stay tuned for details about the special, but expect a star-studded event with stunning musical performances.