The Cheery 2022 Rockefeller Center NYC Novelty Christmas Tree Will Take Place This Week

Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time for the Christmas Season. One of the most iconic moments of the year


Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time for the Christmas Season. One of the most iconic moments of the year is the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City – and it’s almost here.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City.


Ice skating in Bryant Park while sipping fresh hot chocolate while walking down Fifth Avenue looking at all of the lights and cheerful Christmas window displays will create the magical New York City holiday moment for all to see. Christmas in New York City has been said to be absolutely magical in the sense that once you experience it, you will never stop dreaming about it.

This tradition was established more than 80 years ago by Italian immigrants that pooled their hard earnings during the Great Depression. The iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree brings in and attracts locals and visitors to celebrate the most magical time of the year. Here are tips on how to enjoy this amazing experience.

When is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree being lit this year?

The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is an 82-foot Norway spruce from Queensbury, New York. It arrived in Manhattan on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. It weighs about 14 tons and has a 50-foot diameter. This year it will be decorated with more than 50,000 multicolored LED lights topped with a breathtaking Swarovski star that weighs about 900 pounds and includes 70 spikes covered in a million crystals.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at Rockefeller Center and it will be televised on a special broadcast that will be live on NBC from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. There will be festive performances that will fully bring you into the Christmas spirit. The event is open to the public.

The 2022 annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” features Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Viewers will be treated to additional festive performances from Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, the Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, The Shindellas, Louis York and more. As always, the Rockettes will be sure to “kick” off the holiday season as well.

How long does the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stay lit for?

The tree will stay lit daily from 6 a.m. to midnight throughout the holiday season into early January. The only exceptions for the tree to stay lit is on Christmas Day for 24 hours and on New Year’s Eve where the tree is lit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Once the holidays come to an end, the tree will be milled into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity to help provide housing for families in need. This has been a tradition since 2007 and has become a pure symbol of hope in the true spirit of Christmas.

Whether this is your first visit, or you regularly schedule time to bask in the glory of the Rockefeller Center tree, be sure to prepare for cooler temperatures between 30- and 40-degrees Fahrenheit. Visiting the iconic Christmas tree is free for everyone and the perfect way to bring loved ones together this holiday season. Bundle up and make an afternoon adventure of it at The Rink at Rockefeller Center as you ice skate beneath the sparkling lights of the Christmas tree.