The yearly tradition to light up the large Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, United States, is just about to hit us up, and we know you are equally excited for the celebrations as we are! The tradition follows the lighting up of the tree on the following Wednesday post-Thanksgiving.
The event was the first time live broadcast in 1997, and since then, NBC has continued the ritual to do so in its special telecast. The act of lighting up is done by the current New York City mayor, joined by Rockefeller Centre’s CEO and other distinguished guests. Let’s find out everything about this year’s celebrations!
When Will Christmas In Rockefeller Center Release?
Christmas in Rockefeller Center will be aired with its special episode on December 1, 2021. The telecast timing for the same is 8.00 pm ET/PT. It is to be noted that before its main telecast at the specified time, one hour life will be aired at 7.00 pm ET on NBC channel and all the television ones owned and associated with it along with various platforms.
The episode that is marked to be a special one will showcase the beautiful lighting of the big Christmas tree and its celebrations that to live. After this day, the Christmas tree is lit up every day from 6.00 am to 12.00 am. However, on the day of Christmas, it will glow up throughout the day. On New Year, it will be made available to light up for a reduced time between 6.00 am to 9.00 am.
Where To Watch Christmas In Rockefeller Center?
One of the convenient ways to witness this special episode of Christmas in Rockefeller Centre is to tune into the NBC channel on your televisions at the day and time aforementioned.
However, you also have the convenience to make use of the official site of NBC or the use of the application of NBC. And if you do not have any of these options, then the good news is that it will live telecast simultaneously on Peacock for the first time ever.
Still, if the above-mentioned methods do not fit your needs, then you can enjoy it live on alternative platforms like Hulu+Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV. With varied options to watch the special episode, do not forget to tune in at the right time!
What To Know Before Watching Christmas In Rockefeller Center?
It’s been almost nine decades that the annual tradition to light up the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center began and now has turned into one of the highly awaited yearly celebrations by people around the globe. The message behind this yearly celebration is to welcome the arrival of Christmas.
On November 13 this year, the 79 feet tall tree reached New York City and is the first of its kind from Maryland. It will be done with a three million crystal Swarwoski star and around fifty thousand LED lights. It is known that after the celebrations, the tree is donated to an organization named Habitat for Humanity, whereas the wood will be put to use in building houses.
This year it will be the 89th annual celebration which will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, and Al Roker. Performance from many renowned artists can also be expected like Mickey Guyton, Carrie Underwood, Alessia Cara, Brad Paisley and others.
What More About It?
The good part of this annual celebration is that the money that will be collected by the broadcast of this special episode will go towards the benefit of various organizations that are non-profit, namely- Children’s Health Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children and many more. When we know that this is for something good, our joy to welcome the festival will be doubled!