The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony


The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony is a traditional Christmas event now in its 83rd year. This is a public event and entrance is free based on a first-come, first-served.

The tree lighting ceremony gets underway at Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Daily visiting hours are from 5:30 am to midnight until January 6, 2016 when the event finishes.

Every year, tens of thousand of people either line up or watch a live broadcast of this special Christmas event.

If you’re really serious about spending Christmas in New York City, there are travel packages which include your hotel in Manhattan, meals and the Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony.

The Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony marks the true beginning of the Christmas season for New Yorkers. The famous window displays in the New York department stores begins after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. If you’re planning on being in New York over the Christmas season, this would be a nice way to start off the Christmas season.