Christmas in New York wouldn’t be the same without the Rockefeller Center tree, a tradition since 1931. (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(Nov. 28, 2018-Jan. 7, 2019)

Arguably the world’s most famous holiday tree has lit up Midtown Manhattan since 1931.

The gala tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 28, 2018, 7-9 pm, features performances from some of the world’s most renowned musicians.

The 2018 tree, decorated with 50,000 multicolored LED lights, features a new Swarovski crystal star, designed by architect David Libeskind, as its tree-topper. The new star measures 9 feet 4 inches, weighs 900 pounds and is adorned with 3 million Swarovski crystals.

How popular is this NYC holiday attraction? An estimated 800,000 people visit the tree every day.

The tree is lit daily 5:30 am-11:30 pm (until 9 pm on Jan. 7, 2019)


20 Rockefeller Plz.
New York, NY 10112
United States


(212) 632 - 3975