ALL OF THE LIGHTS
Watch the 2016 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Live Stream Online
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is an iconic kickoff to the holiday season, especially in New York. Here’s how to watch it online.
Baby, it’s cold outside—and rainy—but the 84th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (and 19th annual broadcasting of it) will go on. NBC and NBC.com/Live will broadcast the one-hour tree-lighting ceremony live, starting at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 30.
This year’s lucky tree is a staggering 94-feet tall Norway Spruce and hails from Oneonta, New York. It is the second-tallest Rockefeller Christmas tree, after the 100-feet tall one from 1999’s Killington, Connecticut. More than 50,000 multicolored lights will adorn the tree’s branches, and the tree will remain featured in Rockefeller Center through January 7, 2017.
The tree’s lighting will take place at 8:55 p.m. ET, but beginning at 8, there will be holiday performances from stars such as Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, and Garth Brooks. The event’s hosts are Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales.
How to Live Stream the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The ceremony will live-stream starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.com/Live and on the NBC app on Wednesday, November 30, though you will need a cable login.
If you live in any of the following cities, the live broadcast will be available through Sling TV, a web streaming service that has a monthly fee. The whole Blue package, which includes NBC, costs $25/month, but you can sign up for a free 7-day trial for the purposes of watching the tree. The cities this applies to are: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco/Oakland, San Jose, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Miami/Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, and Hartford/New Haven.
In order to avoid getting charged, make sure to cancel your subscription after watching the lighting online.