by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014
Photo: Will Steacy
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
It doesn't get much more picture-postcard NYC Christmas than the sight of the stately Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, towering above the ice rink below, all decked out in its finest holiday bling. Things get festive on December 3, when thousands of revelers fill the area for the lighting of this year's Norway spruce. A star-studded lineup, usually hosted by NBC anchors (like Al Roker), provides plenty of live entertainment. The crowning moment comes when the switch is flipped and the Swarovski star–topped tree's tens of thousands of (energy-efficient LED) lights come alive. Expect plenty of "oohs" and "ahs" from the crowd. If you can't make it to the big event, worry not—you can see the tree (and snap plenty of photos of it) through January 7.