Don't Miss: December Events
by nycgo.com staff, 11/20/2013
Photo: Will Steacy
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
December 4–January 7, 2014
It doesn't get much more "iconic NYC Christmas" than the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, towering above the ice rink below. Things get festive on December 4, when thousands of revelers will fill the area for the lighting of this signature Norway spruce. Catch holiday-themed performances from a star-studded guest list, hosted the past few years by Today show stars Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie. When the switch is flipped on that Swarovski star–topped tree wrapped in 40,000-plus energy-efficient LED lights, expect plenty of "oohs" and "ahs" from the crowd. If you can't make it to the big event, you can see the tree (and snap plenty of photos of it) through January 7.