NBC celebrates the 80th annual Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting ceremony on Wednesday, November 28th with a special live broadcast beginning at 7PM ET direct from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Below, get a first look at Trace Adkins
during rehearsals for the special!
The first hour of the star-studded holiday special will feature performances by musical guests Trace Adkins, Cee Lo Green (NBC’s “The Voice”), Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Rod Stewart, Il Volo, Brooke White, Tony Bennett, Scotty McCreery and The Rockettes.
The holiday festivities continue in the 8PM hour as NBC presents the 15th annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special, hosted by the Today Show’s Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie. Mariah Carey will join the other musical guests during this hour. There will also be special appearances by Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.
This year’s tree, an 80 year old, 80-foot Norway Spruce from Mount Olive, N.J., is illuminated with 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights and adorned with a 550-pound Swarovski crystal star. The tree will be on display through January 7th, 2013.
The 80th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET. The two-hour ceremony will be televised live, locally on WNBC 4 New York from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. and nationally on NBC from 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Photo courtesy of NBC