THE holidays are about to officially get underway in New York City, with the lighting of the world-famous Rockefeller Christmas tree.
The 79-foot, 12-ton tree arrived in Manhattan last month, and will be adorned with more than 50,000 multicolored lights and topped with a 900-pound star with 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals before tonight’s event.
The annual Christmas event is airing on NBC on Wednesday at 8pm ET, with Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, and Al Roker hosting.
During the event, The Rockettes, Carrie Underwood, Harry Connick Jr., Brad Paisley, Norah Jones, Alessia Cara, Mickey Guyton, Rob Thomas, and the Broadway stars of Come From Away are also performing.
The spruce, about 85 years old, had stood near the Price family’s house in Maryland before being cut down last month.
Devon and Julie Price told NBC’s “Today” that they had worried about it falling down during a storm.
“So we’re very excited to have it go to New York City,” Devon Price said.
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Source: The Sun
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