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How to Watch the 2021 Christmas at Rockefeller Center Special

It’s the most beautiful time of the year! As the holiday season approaches, people can get in the perfect Christmas mood while watching the annual tree lighting from New York’s Rockefeller Center.

The Christmas at Rockefeller Center Special will feature lighting from the 79-foot-tall, nearly 12-ton Norway spruce tree as it is decorated at the iconic Manhattan landmark. This year the tree will have 50,000 LED lights and a Swarovski crystal star will be placed at the top.

Erik Pauze, the chief gardener at Rockefeller Center who has chosen the tree for three decades, previously explained in detail how the research begins each year.

“What I’m looking for is a tree that you would like in your living room, but on a larger scale. He has this beautiful perfect shape all around. And above all, it must be beautiful for the children who turn the corner at 30 Rock, it must instantly put a big smile on them, ”said Pauze in an interview with Rockefeller Center Magazine in November. “He must evoke this feeling of happiness. This year definitely hit the mark, and it’s the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to come from Maryland.

Pauze also highlighted the amount of hard work that goes into the event throughout the year.

“We found this year’s tree in March. From then until May, we checked it out to see how it was doing out of winter… added. “Moving the tree is an operation in itself that can take months to plan and execute – from wrapping each branch of the tree so that it doesn’t bend or break with the compression of the tree. width so that it is suitable for travel. “

After tree rings during the holiday season, it is still donated to Habitat for Humanity to be milled, processed and made into lumber for house building.

Christmas at Rockefeller Center is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig melvin and Al roker the start of the festive special. Viewers can expect to see performances from Carrie Underwood, Mickey guyton, Harry Connick Jr., Brad Paisley, Alessia cara, Norah jones, Rob thomas and the Radio City Rockettes all night long.

The show airs on NBC and will air live on Peacock on Wednesday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes