New York City: Thousands gather for Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting
- 29 November 2017
Thousands of revelers crowded into Rockefeller Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City to watch the annual lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree. Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch to illuminate the 75-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce with 50,000 multicolored lights and iconic Swarovski star, more than two weeks after the tree arrived in Rockefeller Plaza from State College, Pennsylvania. This year's lighting ceremony was broadcast on NBC affiliates around the country, featuring performances by Gwen Stefani, Seal, Jennifer Nettles, Train, Pentatonix and others.
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