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whitexmas
11-09-2008, 08:58 AM
Has anyone heard any news about this? When its going to air on tv, who's going to perform? Thanks!

Surveyor
11-09-2008, 10:23 AM
Has anyone heard any news about this? When its going to air on tv, who's going to perform? Thanks!

"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" will air on Wednesday, December 3 (8-9 p.m. ET).

Don't know who's scheduled. The news blurb only says:

"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is a star-studded, live broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City and celebrates the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree. The special will include a popular musical lineup celebrating the current hits and favorite holiday music from the world of entertainment.

Mumof2
11-09-2008, 10:24 AM
Ive serched for this and what i got was its 12-03-08 at 7pm here's the link i found some info on.
http://www.newyorkled.com/moreNYseasonal_christmas_Rockefeller-Tree.htm

kelly ann
11-09-2008, 10:25 AM
I woder if someone will post it on youtube for us to watch??

Sunshine73
11-09-2008, 06:13 PM
Love Christmas at Rockefeller Center. :) I think it was last year that I watched the live feed of the tree being loaded into the square. It was really rather interesting to watch them bringing in the huge tree like that.

mac55
11-10-2008, 11:34 AM
It's usually on NBC every year.

ML

whitexmas
11-10-2008, 07:38 PM
thanks! that helps...i hope i don't work so i can watch it! I can't remember the last time i watched it. But it was always one of my favorite holiday programs.

CharlestonNole
11-10-2008, 07:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLtdSnVNwhY

I believe that NBC has a webcam in the square (noticed it on youtube as well)

Wenceslaus
11-10-2008, 08:08 PM
I woder if someone will post it on youtube for us to watch??NBC puts a lot of its programs on its website (http://www.nbc.com/Video/).

CharlestonNole
11-10-2008, 09:29 PM
I woder if someone will post it on youtube for us to watch??

wnbc.com has a webcam on during the tree lighting ceremony.

Of course this will not be the actual telecast, but it's live and gives a different perspective of the event.

:tree:

mac55
11-12-2008, 12:13 PM
I read that the tree should be delivered to Rockefeller Center this friday, Nov. 14th.

Cheers!!

ML

Santa's Helper
11-12-2008, 11:04 PM
I know Harry Connick Jr. will be there, probably singing since he's got a new Christmas cd out. I don't know who else might perform though.

GingerMel
11-13-2008, 08:28 AM
I know Harry Connick Jr. will be there, probably singing since he's got a new Christmas cd out. I don't know who else might perform though.

yaaay! Man, I hope he goes on tour.

Santa's Helper
11-13-2008, 09:20 AM
yaaay! Man, I hope he goes on tour.

He is but he's only going to select locations. I looooooove him!

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mac55
11-15-2008, 02:33 AM
If you go to the Rockerfeller Center web site and hit the webcam, you can see the tree is now in place!! They have all these scaffles setup around it to decorate it for the next week or two.

I read Tony Bennett will be part of the tv special.

http://www.rockefellercenter.com/home.html

ML

Santa's Helper
11-15-2008, 05:20 AM
If you go to the Rockerfeller Center web site and hit the webcam, you can see the tree is now in place!! They have all these scaffles setup around it to decorate it for the next week or two.

I read Tony Bennett will be part of the tv special.

http://www.rockefellercenter.com/home.html

ML

Ok, thanks. So now we have Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr. makes sense since they both have new cd's out! Sounds good so far!!!

HolidayHoney
11-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Can't wait for this one cheesy

BritneyBug
11-15-2008, 07:39 PM
I've never watched this before but I think I'll check it out

mac55
11-15-2008, 09:45 PM
I have holiday cd's from each of them so I will definetely be checking it out.

ML
cheesy

Ok, thanks. So now we have Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr. makes sense since they both have new cd's out! Sounds good so far!!!

SparkleNana
11-16-2008, 05:45 AM
This is going to be great!

mac55
11-21-2008, 11:40 AM
Here are the rest of the details:

Hosted by Al Roker, this 76th formal tree lighting ceremony will feature Beyonce, Tony Bennett, the Jonas Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., David Cook and Rosie O'Donnell, the network said Wednesday.

Other scheduled performers include Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, "America's Got Talent" winner Neal E. Boyd and singer-songwriter Solange Knowles, as well as the Broadway Kids, students in a performing arts program founded by O'Donnell.

They will perform from Rockefeller Center's Art Deco plaza in the heart of Manhattan.

The live, hour-long special airs 8 p.m. EST Dec. 3.

Santa's Helper
11-22-2008, 02:39 AM
I heard on the radio the other day that Britney Spears was just signed on to participate in some form or another at the tree lighting.

Wenceslaus
11-22-2008, 03:11 AM
360-degree panorama photo of Rockefeller Plaza in 2007. (http://www.panoramas.dk/newspanos/f48-new-york-christmas.html)

These photos are amazing; you can not only make a complete circle horizontally, but you can look straight up or straight down too.

mac55
11-23-2008, 05:55 AM
Pretty wild....

ML


365-degree panorama photo of Rockefeller Plaza in 2007. (http://www.panoramas.dk/newspanos/f48-new-york-christmas.html)

These photos are amazing; you can not only make a complete circle horizontally, but you can look straight up or straight down too.

Ms_Speedy_Elf
11-23-2008, 06:00 AM
Oh now I know I'll be watching just to see "America's Got Talent" winner Neal E. Boyd. I'm not so crazy about his opera song's ,but I love it when he sings anything else .

Thanx Mac55!

HolidayHoney
11-23-2008, 07:16 PM
WOW.......


360-degree panorama photo of Rockefeller Plaza in 2007. (http://www.panoramas.dk/newspanos/f48-new-york-christmas.html)

These photos are amazing; you can not only make a complete circle horizontally, but you can look straight up or straight down too.

bhenson
11-23-2008, 07:24 PM
If I remember it I will watch it I love tree lightings!:snowball:

Ladybugkisses
11-25-2008, 03:14 PM
We watch every year. My favorite was a few years back when Nick and Jessica was still married and they hosted. Oh it was so beautiful to watch and listen to them harmonize together.

T.

mac55
11-27-2008, 06:34 AM
If you look at the live webcam now, you can see that all the platforms around the tree have been removed!!
I guess that means the tree is all ready to be lit on Wed night!!

http://www.rockefellercenter.com/home.html

ML

Santa's Helper
11-27-2008, 09:34 AM
The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit for the first time this holiday season on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008. The lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (http://manhattan.about.com/od/newyorkcityholidayguide/ig/2006-Rockefeller-Center-Tree/index.htm) has become a star-studded holiday tradition that attracts thousands.

The Today Show’s Al Roker will host the live holiday celebration of the 76th Tree Lighting Ceremony. The whole star-studded spectacle will be broadcast live on NBC from 8PM to 9PM and will feature performances by Beyonce, David Cook, Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., and other stars.

I also saw that Solange Knowles will be there as well. Can't wait!:tree:

mac55
11-27-2008, 11:32 AM
Happy Holidays from NBC
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (http://www.nbc.com/Movies_Specials_More/Happy_Holidays/)

New, Wednesday 8/7c. Al Roker and Jane Krakowski co-host the annual tree-lighting event, featuring performers Miley Cyrus, Stephen Colbert, Beyoncé, Tony Bennett, Neil Boyd, Jonas Brothers, Rosie O'Donnell, Faith Hill, Harry Connick Jr. & more.

Mumof2
11-27-2008, 01:16 PM
they are lighting the Tree in Downtown Boston tomorrow at macy's you get free hot chocolate,pic w/ santa..and tons of deals..

CharlestonNole
12-02-2008, 10:17 PM
Reminder bump......airs tomorrow (Wednesday) on NBC!

HolidayHoney
12-03-2008, 06:31 AM
I so enjoy watching this...I'll be there.

Holiday
12-03-2008, 06:51 AM
I want to watch it, but Rudolph, & A Christmas Story are on at the same time!!! Decisions, Decisions!!! :yahoo: Lol!

HolidayHoney
12-03-2008, 09:13 AM
I noticed that too, aren't TV remotes a wonderful thing? cheesy

Santa's Helper
12-03-2008, 12:05 PM
I want to watch it, but Rudolph, & A Christmas Story are on at the same time!!! Decisions, Decisions!!! :yahoo: Lol!

Christmas Story airs again at 10 so you can record Rudolph and the Tree lighting at 8 and then catch Christmas Story at 10! That's what I'm doing!

Santa's Helper
12-03-2008, 12:08 PM
Reminder bump......airs tomorrow (Wednesday) on NBC!

ha,ha,ha,ha! I am laughing at myself so hard right now! I was at work last night when I read this post and I thought that it said Reindeer bump... and I only just noticed now that it says Reminder bump...! I must have been preoccupied with Rudolph and sleepy as well last night! This is so funny to me. Reindeer bump...it is kind of festive though!!!:rudolph:

Wenceslaus
12-03-2008, 05:33 PM
Ah yes, I used to do the Reindeer Bump out on the dance floor. Involved a lot of dashing, dancing, and prancing. :rudolph:

HolidayHoney
12-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Ah yes, I used to do the Reindeer Bump out on the dance floor. Involved a lot of dashing, dancing, and prancing. :rudolph:


LOL

CharlestonNole
12-03-2008, 07:11 PM
reindeer bump, lol

It is an awesome tree!!!! like every year.

Ms_Speedy_Elf
12-03-2008, 08:17 PM
I fell asleep during Tony Bennett and missed Neal E Boyd :( :( :(

Wenceslaus
12-04-2008, 12:22 AM
Now available at NBC.com: One minute of tree lighting (http://www.nbc.com/Movies_Specials_More/Happy_Holidays/video/clips/christmas-in-rockefeller-center-2008/861762/) from Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2008.

I was hoping they would put the whole show online.

mac55
12-04-2008, 03:04 AM
I watched it while cleaning.
It was a decent show. I would have preferred more jazz or artists that recorded the old standards, not that there are many of those around anymore over the Jonas bros or Miley Cyrus.....I am not sure who ever told her she can sing....

ML

CharlestonNole
12-04-2008, 07:51 AM
I watched it while cleaning.
It was a decent show. I would have preferred more jazz or artists that recorded the old standards, not that there are many of those around anymore over the Jonas bros or Miley Cyrus.....I am not sure who ever told her she can sing....

ML


Agreed!

YellowSnow
12-04-2008, 08:49 PM
I didn't see the show, but I've been using a few live webcams where you can go and watch any time. I used one of these last year too.

I hope these links work here:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/live/?aid=34894139&vid=35370809

http://www.rockefellercenter.com/viewer/viewer.html

If you don't already access different live webcams, you may have to allow the install of basic ActiveX controls for these. They're common and safe to download. I hope someone gets some enjoyment from these. I know I do... cheesy

YS

bhenson
12-04-2008, 09:32 PM
thanks for the links I forgot all about it so I did get a least a glimpse I love those big trees with lights!:tree:

Courtney
12-05-2008, 12:52 AM
We watched bits and pieces of it and the tree being lit. It is memorizing and I would love to go see it in person someday .

Santa's Helper
12-05-2008, 09:51 AM
thanks for the links I forgot all about it so I did get a least a glimpse I love those big trees with lights!:tree:

Usually the Bravo network shows another airing of the tree lighting so if you get that station check there and see if it comes up in the line up soon. I know from past years I was was able to catch it on there because I didn't see it when it aired originally.

mac55
10-12-2009, 07:55 AM
Details for this year's tree lighting ceremony:

December 2, 2009 – December 2, 2009
The 2009 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit for the first time this holiday season on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, with performances from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The two-hour long program features various celebrity appearances and a star-studded musical lineup. The tree will be lit daily from 5:30 A.M.-11:30 P.M.; all day on Christmas (24 hours); and from 5:30 A.M.-9 P.M. on New Year's Eve. The world's most famous Tree will be on display until January 7th, 2010.
Rockefeller Center
New York, New York, 10112

mac55
10-28-2009, 06:10 AM
Is it me, or I don't seem to see the links to the live web cam anymore since they changed the site?

That's a bummer....

I enjoyed looking at the progress from the time they put the tree up to the day of the ceremony.

ML

brittd19
10-28-2009, 02:07 PM
i've never watched the webcam, but i would love to watch it! hopefully it does get posted!

HollyJells
11-01-2009, 06:07 AM
Actually it said the 2nd of december which is a Wednesday.

mac55
11-02-2009, 06:06 AM
That's when the lighting ceremony takes place.
It doesn't mean they will have the webcam back.
They had it up even through Nov last year while the tree was getting prepared.

ML

HollyJells
11-05-2009, 09:33 AM
earth cam has taken down alot of their cams. So we will see what is up this year.

mac55
11-11-2009, 11:26 AM
The tree arrives tomorrow at Rockefeller!!

NYC's Rockefeller Center tree is spruce from Connecticut


Associated Press
11/11/09 7:55 AM PST


EASTON, CONN. — The star attraction at New York's Rockefeller Center this Christmas will be a 76-foot Norway spruce from Connecticut.
Crews cut down the 10-ton tree Wednesday morning at the Easton home of schoolteacher Maria Corti.
The spruce will be hoisted by a crane onto a trailer and transported about 50 miles to New York City. The tree will be erected at the center Thursday.
Marketing director Keith Douglas says Rockefeller Center does aerial searches for a Christmas tree and spotted Corti's spruce as a good candidate.
After Christmas, the tree will be donated to Habitat For Humanity to use as wood for a home in Connecticut.
Last year's Rockefeller Center tree was a 72-foot-tall Norway spruce from Hamilton, N.J. The owners had used it as their first Christmas tree in 1931.

Where's the webcam??

Cheers!!

ML

judesmama
11-11-2009, 12:53 PM
It arrives tomorrow! I just read Today's show listing and it says so!!! I am going to watch!
I also found this "Christmas tree cam" - no Rockefeller Center but a few others!
http://www.earthcam.com/events/christmastree/index.php?cam=trafalgarsq

HollyJells
11-11-2009, 12:53 PM
I will see if i can find a webcam link to the RC tree site and then post back here.

HollyJells
11-11-2009, 12:57 PM
http://holidaypages4u.tripod.com/rockefeller_center.htm

webcam will be posted soon!!!!!

ChristmasFanatic56
11-11-2009, 02:00 PM
Awesome!

mac55
11-12-2009, 06:15 AM
It's an outdated link that goes to the new Rockefeller site but there is no Webcam there.

ML


http://holidaypages4u.tripod.com/rockefeller_center.htm

webcam will be posted soon!!!!!

GingerMel
11-12-2009, 11:14 AM
I saw the tree coming into the Center on the Today show this morning.

The lady whose tree it was...well...odd.

I felt bad for her because her horse friend died though...not entirely sure that that was very relevant to her giving up the tree.

mac55
11-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Video of the tree getting ready for the trip to NYC:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/station/as-seen-on/Rockin__Around_the_Christmas_Tree_New_York.html

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-16-2009, 11:32 AM
I found a live Webcam here:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/station/community/Watch-Live-The-Rockefeller-Center-Christmas-Tree-69983477.html


ML

mac55
11-18-2009, 06:09 AM
Performance details announced:

MICHAEL BUBLE, ARETHA FRANKLIN, ALICIA KEYS, BARRY MANILOW, THE ROOTS, SHAKIRA, TAYLOR SCHILLING (NBC'S "MERCY"), JAMES TUPPER (NBC'S "MERCY") AND BRIAN WILLIAMS ("NBC NIGHTLY NEWS") WILL JOIN IN THE HOLIDAY FUN ON DECEMBER 2 (8-9 P.M. ET/PT)


Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock (http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/videos/episodes/?__source=news&apl=true)") and Zachary Levi ("Chuck (http://www.nbc.com/chuck)") To Co-Host


NBC Universal and The Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Add More Green to the 77th Annual Live Holiday Celebration with an Interactive Viewer Experience


NEW YORK - November 17, 2009 - NBC continues to roll out the holiday festivities on Wednesday, December 2 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) with a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 12th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast. Co-hosted by NBC stars Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock (http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/videos/episodes/?__source=news&apl=true)") and Zachary Levi ("Chuck (http://www.nbc.com/chuck)") and broadcast in high definition, the star-studded tree lighting celebration will feature Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, The Roots, Shakira, and The Radio City Rockettes performing a mix of current hits and holiday classics from beautifully ornamented stages around Rockefeller Center in New York City.


One of the season's most treasured traditions, the 77th annual tree lighting extravaganza will also include a performance by co-host Krakowski with The Roots and appearances by Taylor Schilling (NBC's "Mercy"), James Tupper (NBC's "Mercy") and Brian Williams ("NBC Nightly News").


This year, NBC Universal through its "Green is Universal initiative," is happy to work with the Arbor Day Foundation to "Text For Your Tree." Every half hour throughout the national broadcast viewers will be prompted to text NBCU to have a tree planted on their behalf. The trees will be planted by the Arbor Day Foundation, and underwritten by their partners. Additionally, the "Text For Your Tree" promotion will be extended online with an interactive site on both arborday.org and greenisuniversal.com sites. This partnership is expected to drive awareness for the environment and the Arbor Day Foundation - and help to get up to 500,000 trees planted.


The tradition of the Rockefeller Christmas tree dates back to the Great Depression. First erected in 1933, the tree was decked with 700 lights and placed in front of the then eight-month-old RCA Building, now the GE Building. The Christmas tree gathering was enhanced in 1936 with the opening of the Rockefeller Plaza outdoor ice-skating pond. NBC-TV televised the first tree lighting in 1951 on "The Kate Smith Show" and as part of the nationwide "Howdy Doody" television show from 1953-55.


Prior to the network special, WNBC, NBC's New York flagship station, and some other NBC stations will broadcast an additional live hour of the special (7-8 p.m. ET). "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is producer.



Video of the tree getting ready for the trip to NYC:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/station/as-seen-on/Rockin__Around_the_Christmas_Tree_New_York.html

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-29-2009, 05:53 AM
The platforms around the tree have been removed!!

Hard to believe this is just a few days away....

ML

mac55
12-01-2009, 02:27 PM
Guess I will be watching this and switch to Rudolph during the commercials.

ML

mac55
12-03-2009, 12:40 PM
Hard to believe this has come and gone since first hearing about this year's details way back in Oct...

It was an ok show. Rod Stewart should really have done something related instead of promoting his remake album. The last 1/2 of the show was more traditional and more to my liking. Still a decent show.

3 weeks until Xmas Eve !!

Our tree goes up this Sat.!!

Yeah!!

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
10-15-2010, 05:56 AM
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in NYC will be held (for the first time) on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. Date and time are subject to change.

mac55
10-18-2010, 05:55 AM
Additional info but nothing on the NBC broadcast yet:

November 30, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Iconic Tree Event to Kick-Off Holidays in New York City
The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. – 9 P.M., at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star.
Tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony broadcast live across the globe.
The tree will be illuminated from 5:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M. daily, all day (24 hours) on Christmas Day and 5:30 A.M. – 9 P.M. on New Year’s Eve. For more information, the public can call 212-632-3975.

Cheers!!

ML


The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in NYC will be held (for the first time) on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. Date and time are subject to change.

christmas87
10-18-2010, 07:23 AM
when they say first time they mean first time its being showed in november right??

mac55
10-20-2010, 06:18 AM
First time for this holiday season.

Still no info on the broadcast.

I will post when I find something.

Cheers!!

ML

when they say first time they mean first time its being showed in november right??

mac55
10-23-2010, 06:11 AM
Update:


the date of the arrival of the Christmas tree. This year (2010) the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is scheduled to arrive in Manhattan on Friday, November 12, 2010.


First time for this holiday season.

Still no info on the broadcast.

I will post when I find something.

Cheers!!

ML

Courtney
10-23-2010, 11:33 AM
I would so love to go there someday, just to see the beautiful tree... and maybe shop at FAO Schwarz.
:sparkle:

HollyJells
10-27-2010, 08:28 AM
It is always aired on NBC I do believe. THere will be a live webcast as soon as they get the tree up and in the big box like structure. I watch it a few times a day from the time it gets set up to when it gets lit. I have a post on this and will be putting up the links as soon as I get them.

mac55
11-04-2010, 05:43 AM
Update:


the date of the arrival of the Christmas tree. This year (2010) the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is scheduled to arrive in Manhattan on Friday, November 12, 2010.


Show details released:


MARIAH CAREY, SHERYL CROW, JOSH GROBAN, JESSICA SIMPSON, SUSAN BOYLE, ANNIE LENNOX, KATHERINE JENKINS, CHARICE, KYLIE MINOGUE AND JACKIE EVANCHO (NBC'S "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT") WILL JOIN THE CELEBRATION TO LIGHT UP THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS TREE FOR NBC'S 13TH ANNUAL "CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER" SPECIAL ON NOVEMBER 30 (8-9 P.M. ET/PT)
Natalie Morales (NBC's "Today") and Al Roker (NBC's "Today") To Co-Host the Live Holiday Special
New York - November 3, 2010 - NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree once again with a live broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City on Tuesday, November 30 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). The star-studded holiday special will feature performances by Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Charice, Sheryl Crow, Jackie Evancho, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Simpson and The Radio City Rockettes with a mix of current hits and holiday classics.
The 78th annual holiday extravaganza will feature a tree that is 74 feet high, 40 feet in diameter and weighs a whopping 12 tons.
The tradition of the Rockefeller Christmas tree dates back to the Great Depression. First erected in 1933, the inaugural tree was decked with 700 lights and placed in front of the then eight-month-old RCA Building, now the GE Building. The Christmas tree gathering was enhanced in 1936 with the opening of the Rockefeller Plaza outdoor ice-skating pond. NBC-TV televised the tree lighting for the first time in 1951 on "The Kate Smith Show" and as part of the nationwide "Howdy Doody" television show from 1953-55.
Prior to this year's primetime telecast, WNBC, NBC's New York flagship station, and other nationwide affiliates will broadcast an additional live hour of the special (7-8 p.m. ET). "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is producer.
ABOUT THE HOSTS:
Natalie Morales joined "Today" as a National Correspondent in February 2006 and was named co-anchor of the third hour of "Today" in March 2008. Morales also serves as a National Correspondent for all NBC News platforms including "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," and MSNBC. Prior to joining "Today," Morales was an anchor and correspondent at MSNBC from March 2002 to February 2006. While working for NBC News, Morales has reported on and contributed to several major breaking news stories, including the 2009 presidential inauguration; the Southern California wildfires; the Minneapolis bridge collapse; Hurricane Katrina and the recovery efforts; the Tsunami disaster; the death of Pope John Paul II; the 2004 presidential election; the war in Iraq; and the Columbia Shuttle explosion. Additionally, Hispanic Magazine named her one of the "Top Hispanics to Watch" in 2005 and one of the "Top Trendsetters" of 2003. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.
Al Roker has been the weather and feature reporter on NBC News' "Today" since January 1996. Since July 2009 he has also been co-host of the morning show "Wake Up with Al" on the Weather channel. New York magazine has twice named Roker Best Weatherman. He came to WNBC-TV as a weekend weathercaster in December 1983 from WKYC-TV, the NBC television affiliate in Cleveland. Roker began his broadcasting career while still in college by landing a job as a weekend weatherman WTVH-TV in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1974. After graduation he moved on to weathercasting jobs in Washington, D.C. (1976-1978) and Cleveland, Ohio (1978-1983). He is a recipient of the American Meteorological Society's prestigious Seal of Approval and has been a pioneer in the use of computer graphics for weathercasting. Roker is a bestselling author with four acclaimed books to his credit. This will be his 24th year hosting "Christmas in Rockefeller Center."
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
First discovered on "Britain's Got Talent," Susan Boyle became an instant internet sensation with over 500 million views on YouTube. Her debut album, "I Dreamed A Dream," went from the most pre-ordered album in Amazon's global history to the fastest selling female debut album of all time in a matter of weeks. Boyle will be releasing her second album, "The Gift," on November 9th, with highlights including delightful renditions of the traditional hymn "Away In A Manger" and a cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over."
"Merry Christmas II You" is Mariah Carey's 13th studio album, and follows up her worldwide multi-million-selling "Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel" (released September 2009), her multi-platinum "E=MC�" (2008), and worldwide 10 million selling "The Emancipation Of Mimi" (2005). "The Emancipation Of Mimi" generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay. Soundscan's biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured "We Belong Together" (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and "Don't Forget About Us," Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles respectively. They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's. Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when "Touch My Body" (from "E=MC�") became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits. The success of "E=MC�" brought total sales of Mariah's albums, singles and videos to more than 200 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the most successful female recording artist in history.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Charice found her singing voice at a young age. By age 7, she was supporting her family through her earnings from singing competitions. In 2007, a web-savvy fan began posting a series of Charice's performances on YouTube, including appearances on the Filipino talent show "Little Big Star" and the popular South Korean talent show "Star King." She instantly became an internet sensation, earning herself appearances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Oprah." She has since released her self-tilted debut album, which recently reached #1 in Japan.
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning musician Sheryl Crow recently released her seventh album, "100 Miles From Memphis." For the Missouri native, the album is a statement of purpose, featuring eleven songs that are characterized more by capturing a classic spirit than by imitating any specific style. Crow has sold 16 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. She currently resides on a farm outside Nashville, Tennessee with her two sons.
Jackie Evancho, the 10-year old soprano prodigy whose performance on "America's Got Talent" won the hearts of millions and brought her into the national spotlight, will release her debut recording, "O Holy Night" on November 16. Since appearing on "America's Got Talent" Jackie's accumulated more than 30 million combined YouTube views and was the #1 Hot Google Search this past summer. Jackie first began singing at the age of 7 after watching "The Phantom of the Opera" on DVD. She launched her own YouTube channel and started serious vocal lessons when she was 8 years old. A Pittsburgh native, Jackie performed at local talent shows, going on to perform at high profile events including singing the National Anthem at Pittsburgh Pirates games.
Josh Groban returns to the "Christmas in Rockefeller" stage for the second time in his extensive career. An international superstar, the Los Angeles native has sold more than 25 million albums and DVDs worldwide, and filled arenas from North America and Europe to Australia and the Philippines. He was the best-selling recording artist of 2007 thanks to sales of his double-platinum 2006 album "Awake" and his blockbuster 5-time platinum Christmas album, "Noel." After teaming with super-producer Rick Rubin, Groban will be releasing his fifth studio album, "Illuminations" on November 15. This is a very personal album for Groban, who co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on the collection including "Hidden Away," which Groban co-wrote with Dan Wilson.
Katherine Jenkins, known as "the young woman from the little place with the huge voice," hails from the tiny village of Neath in the Welsh Valley. With multi-platinum recordings along with critical acclaim and awards that span decades, Jenkins has become more than a household name in the United Kingdom. Not one to limit herself to opera or her classical/crossover, she loves to perform all types of music. Katherine's US debut album "Believe" was produced by 15-time Grammy-winning star-maker and hit man David Foster for 143/Warner Bros. Records.
Annie Lennox is the most successful female British artist in pop music history. She has amassed sales of more than 78 million albums worldwide in her 26-year career, both as a member of the groundbreaking Eurythmics and as a solo artist. Her towering achievements also include 34 hit singles, four Grammy Awards, 11 Brit Awards and five Ivor Novello Awards. The superstar has also won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. In addition to her music, Lennox devotes her energy to The SING Campaign, a humanitarian organization Lennox founded to raise awareness and support for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa.
Born in Australia, Kylie Minogue released her first single, a remake of the 1962 Little Eva hit "Locomotion," in 1987. The song hit #1 in Australia and remained in the top spot for seven weeks, becoming the biggest Australian single of the 80's. Two decades later, Kylie achieved the record for the most played female artist on UK radio over the last 20 years. Since then she has released eleven studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVD's, plus her "Greatest Hits" and the "Ultimate Kylie" double album and multiple video packages. Minogue's latest album "Aphrodite" became Kylie's fifth #1 album in the UK which made Kylie the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have a #1 album in four different decades. Around the globe "Aphrodite" debuted in the top 10 in thirteen different countries. The album has produced two consecutive U.S. Billboard Club hits with "All The Lovers" and "Get Outta My Way." Kylie's "Aphrodite - Les Folies 2011" world tour begins in Denmark on February 19th and is expected to hit the U.S. this spring.
Born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas, Jessica Simpson has taken the music, fashion and entertainment industries by storm and become an international media darling. She made her mark in the music industry with her RIAA-certified double platinum 1999 debut, "Sweet Kisses," and has since released five additional full-length solo albums including the quadruple platinum "In This Skin" and her latest effort, "Do You Know." She soon began appearing on television in "That 70's Show," her MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," and her recent VH1 docu-series, "Jessica Simpson's: The Price of Beauty." Simpson has found additional success as a designer with her Jessica Simpson Collection and her fragrance "Fancy." An enthusiastic philanthropist, she also serves as the International Youth Ambassador for Operation Smile.

mac55
11-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Latest update:

The 2010 Rockefeller Tree will be cut down today from its home in Mahopac, New York, and brought to New York City by flatbed truck -- marking the beginning of the holiday season.
The 12-ton, 74-foot tall Norway spruce will be erected in Rockefeller Center on Friday. The lighting ceremony which is scheduled for November 30, 2010.
The massive tree is leaving the home of Peter Acton, a firefighter, and his wife Stephanie. The Actons told NBCNewYork they are thrilled to send it to Rockefeller Center, where it will delight crowds throughout the next several months.

The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up in 1931 by workers building the complex during the Depression. The first official tree lighting there was in 1933.

It's almost time for decorations!!

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-12-2010, 07:38 PM
The tree was hoisted into place today on a midtown Manhattan plaza, next to a skating rink.
At the time, the temperature was inching into the upper 50s.
The tree was donated by Peter and Stephanie Acton of Mahopac, N.Y. It was cut down Thursday in the backyard of their Putnam County home.
Peter Acton, a New York City firefighter, was a 9/11 responder. The Rockefeller Center tree scout discovered the family's spruce this year, on Sept. 11.
The lighting ceremony is Nov. 30.

mac55
11-21-2010, 05:12 AM
It's unfortunate, but I have not been able to locate a webcam this year.

For the last couple of years, there was a live webcam showing the tree during the decorating process and even all through Dec, but so far, nothing....

:( !!

ML

mac55
11-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Here is a picture taken last week of the Tree in progress.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/72131699@N00/5180024527/in/photostream/

Cheers!!

ML

It's unfortunate, but I have not been able to locate a webcam this year.

For the last couple of years, there was a live webcam showing the tree during the decorating process and even all through Dec, but so far, nothing....

:( !!

ML

mac55
11-29-2010, 06:38 AM
Hard to believe this is tomorrow night already along with a slew of other specials on 3 of the 4 main tv stations!!

Dec is almost here already!!

I can't believe it.

ML

Santa's Helper
11-29-2010, 09:10 AM
Hard to believe this is tomorrow night already along with a slew of other specials on 3 of the 4 main tv stations!!

Dec is almost here already!!

I can't believe it.

ML
I know at 8pm on NBC is the lighting of the tree, 8pm on ABC is the Grinch and 8pm on CBS is Rudolph!! I think Shrek the Halls is on at 8:30 on ABC. I've decided that since TBS runs the Grinch a lot to skip recording that show so that I can record the other ones.

mac55
11-30-2010, 05:58 AM
Here is a link with a picture of the tree getting setup:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/30/rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting-tonight/

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
10-08-2011, 06:17 AM
The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. - 9 P.M., at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.

Solice
10-08-2011, 10:33 AM
I wish I could see that live!
Maybe I will do that next year! :D

mac55
10-11-2011, 11:02 AM
One of these days, I would love to do that also.
Not necessarily for New Year's Eve as it seems to hectic in the area, but just be there for a weekend in early Dec just to see the tree in person.

Hopefully one day.

Hard to believe in just a few weeks, it will be in place getting decorated.

Cheers!!

ML

I wish I could see that live!
Maybe I will do that next year! :D

mac55
11-07-2011, 10:34 AM
FYI:

The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be welcomed at Rockefeller Center on Friday, November 11th, 2011, when a giant crane will hoist it into position in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Once the tree is in place, scaffolding will be erected around it and it will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights strung over five miles of wire.


Cheers!!

ML


One of these days, I would love to do that also.
Not necessarily for New Year's Eve as it seems to hectic in the area, but just be there for a weekend in early Dec just to see the tree in person.

Hopefully one day.

Hard to believe in just a few weeks, it will be in place getting decorated.

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Cee Lo Green singing on NBC's 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting special along with Michael Bublé.

ML



FYI:

The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be welcomed at Rockefeller Center on Friday, November 11th, 2011, when a giant crane will hoist it into position in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Once the tree is in place, scaffolding will be erected around it and it will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights strung over five miles of wire.


Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-08-2011, 05:55 AM
An evergreen in the tiny town of Mifflinville, Pa., was picked to be the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree


In a rural town of only 2,500 people, it’s impossible to keep a secret about a 75-foot-tall Pennsylvania spruce that’s about to become an international celebrity.
An evergreen now under 24-hour police protection in the tiny town of Mifflinville, Pa., has been picked to be the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the Daily News has learned.
Sources told The News the towering tree at the corner of Fair St. and Kline Rd., 160 miles west of New York City, will be the first from the Keystone State selected for the prestigious holiday duty.
“It’s a great honor for the town of Mifflinville,” Mifflinville Town Supervisor George Welliver (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/George+Welliver) said Monday when told by a News reporter of the tree’s destination.
“We are a great little town and maybe this will cause more people to stop by,” Welliver (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/George+Welliver) said.
Townfolk said the tree’s spectacular fate has been a badly kept secret that some are still vigorously maintaining.
“I can’t tell you how foggy it is outside,” the owner of the tree said Monday when contacted by The News. All questions were referred to Rockefeller Center publicist Iva Benson (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Iva+Benson).“At this point, we are not confirming which tree will be the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree,” Benson (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Iva+Benson) said. Police Chief Bill Richendrfer (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Bill+Richendrfer) was just as mum when asked why his officers were guarding the tree around the clock. “All I can say is that someone has agreed to pay the township to watch the tree around the clock until Thursday,” Richendrfer said. “I’m not going to say who or why.”
A cop guarding the tree Monday acted as if it were a dignitary. “I can’t comment, but don’t go near the tree,” said the officer, even as gawkers showed up to snap photos. If the tree were a movie star, Guy Broadt, 64, would have asked for an autograph.“I wanted to get a good look before it hit the Big Apple,” said Broadt of nearby Espy as he took pictures of the spruce. John Broscious (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/John+Broscious), 70, who lives across the street from the tree, said rumors began swirling about six months ago. “Soon after a bunch of people showed up taking pictures of the tree,” Broscious said. “Then last summer, these large tank trucks began coming up here spraying all kinds of chemicals on the tree.”
In recent days, a team of arborists arrived and wrapped every branch as if getting it ready for transporation. “It was quite a job,” Broscious said. “It took them three days.”
The tree will be lit in 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights and crowned with a Swarovski crystal star when it is finally unveiled Nov. 30 in Rockefeller Plaza.

Cheers!!

ML





Cee Lo Green singing on NBC's 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting special along with Michael Bublé.

ML

mac55
11-10-2011, 05:42 AM
The Tree is on it's way!!

Every year Debra Keller would take her granddaughters to New York City to take in the holiday traditions -- going to a show, having lunch at their favorite restaurants, shopping and a visit to the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
This year when they visit Rockefeller Center, it will be their own tree.
The 74-foot tall Norway spruce that once provided a shade and a scenic sight on their lawn in Pennsylvania will become the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for 2011.
"To be honest it won't be sad to see the tree go," said Keller, 56, in a statement. "We just feel honored that the tree was chosen and will be enjoyed by so many people when it's sitting in the middle of Rockefeller Center."
The iconic Christmas tree is expected to arrive on a flatbed truck Friday morning and will grace Rockefeller Center in Manhattan when it's officially erected at the end of November.
The Norway spruce weighing approximately 10 tons was cut down Wednesday morning in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania, and hoisted by a huge crane onto a 115-foot-long trailer where it will be driven to Manhattan. The 46-foot-wide tree will be raised at Rockefeller Center Friday morning.
The tree, which is approximately 75 years old, was first spotted by the Rockefeller Center team during a routine drive down Interstate-80. Rockefeller Center's head gardener saw the tree out of the corner of his eye from the driver's seat.
The tree made an immediate impression standing tall on the lawn of Debra Keller's 79 year-old mother Nancy's house where she has lived since 1969.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/news/local/Rockefeller-Center-Christmas-Tree-Awaits-Debut/133575033

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-11-2011, 05:54 AM
Line-up announced for NBC Special:

The original pop star, Tony Bennett, will be showing Justin Bieber how it's done when they both perform at NBC's annual live Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' later this month.

The roster of big name performers announced by the network spans not only generations, but also genres, with singers Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee and 'The Voice' (http://www.aoltv.com/show/voice/8449661) winner Javier Colon performing a mix of current hits and holiday classics.

NBC announced that the hour-long special on November 30 will be hosted by the 'Today Show's Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie and will -- natch -- also feature seasonal high-kickers, The Radio City Rockettes. Prior to the primetime telecast, WNBC and other NBC affiliates (check your local listings) will also air an additional live hour of the special.

This first hour will feature performances by all the show's stars and also a special performance by Megan Hilty, star of the upcoming NBC musical drama 'Smash.' (http://www.aoltv.com/tag/Smash/)

The Rock Center Christmas tree has been an annual staple of the festive season since the complex was opened in midtown Manhattan in 1933, and NBC has televised the tree-lighting ceremony every year since 1951, when it made its debut on 'The Kate Smith Show.' This year's tree, which will remain lit until New Year's Day, is a Norway Spruce measuring 74 feet high and 46 feet in diameter, and weighing-in at 10 tons.

cheers!!

ML

mac55
09-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Rockerfeller Tree Lighting 2012

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Can't believe that time of the year will be here before we know it!!

Cheers!!

ML

christmas87
09-21-2012, 07:48 AM
thank...ive been wanting to go see it the past few years since i only live like an hour away but its always to cold.since its earlier then they normally do it i might go this year.

Holiday
09-21-2012, 08:03 AM
Rockerfeller Tree Lighting 2012

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Can't believe that time of the year will be here before we know it!!

Cheers!!

ML

AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!!!

novelist
09-21-2012, 12:16 PM
:tree:It should be a beautiful tv special to see. Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn, and now the days are going to fly by. We'll be putting up our Christmas decorations before we know it. Today, I put my fall decorations out . It all looks so festive.

mac55
10-15-2012, 06:16 AM
NBC shows that there will be another Michael Buble Xmas special this year.

Not sure if it will just be a replay of last year's or something new but they are announcing something is coming this holiday season.

Cheers!!

ML

KWasser
10-15-2012, 01:16 PM
November 28th - is that the earliest it's ever aired? Looking forward to it!

Classic Christmas
10-15-2012, 04:56 PM
November 28th - is that the earliest it's ever aired? Looking forward to it!

Not sure, but I believe it's been on at least this early before. With the 22nd being the absolute earliest U.S. Thanksgiving can fall on in any given year*, we will get almost an extra full week of Christmas programming this season.

The last few years Rudolph has been on the day after Thanksgiving, so it may be scheduled for Nov 23 this year!

* for our non-American friends, U.S. Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November, so whenever November 1st lands on a Thursday, which it does this year, it will be a year in which Thanksgiving is at its earliest.

KWasser
10-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Yeah, that last week of November is always crammed full of Christmas programming...I'd rather they save some of them for mid-December, not because it's too early for Christmas specials (it's NEVER too early!) but because it seems like we get to Mid-December and they're not airing any classic Christmas cartoons anymore (they've already aired all the classics in late November)...not sure why that is, maybe I'm just overlooking them.

Anyway, to bring this back on topic, I used to look at the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree TV Special as the start of Christmas programming on TV...nowadays, it seems like it's just one program in a week of Christmas specials (the airing of Rudolf included).

mac55
10-18-2012, 06:10 AM
CBS has always aired Rudolph around Dec 1st - but I noticed that if one station has a holiday program on, the others match on the same date, which is annoying really. You can't watch two things at the same time without having to DVR one and most replay later on in Dec anyways.

Cheers!!

ML


Yeah, that last week of November is always crammed full of Christmas programming...I'd rather they save some of them for mid-December, not because it's too early for Christmas specials (it's NEVER too early!) but because it seems like we get to Mid-December and they're not airing any classic Christmas cartoons anymore (they've already aired all the classics in late November)...not sure why that is, maybe I'm just overlooking them.

Anyway, to bring this back on topic, I used to look at the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree TV Special as the start of Christmas programming on TV...nowadays, it seems like it's just one program in a week of Christmas specials (the airing of Rudolf included).

mac55
11-19-2012, 11:04 AM
The Rockefeller Tree has arrived!

Crews use a crane to hoist a 80 ft. tall, 50 ft. diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce tree from its base at the home of Joseph Balku in Flanders, N.J., on Nov. 13. The tree was laid onto a flatbed truck and transported to New York City where it is this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

A day ago Joseph Balku’s Norway Spruce stood 80-feet tall outside his home in Flanders, N.J. Today it is 50 miles away, the new holiday centerpiece of New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza (also home to NBC News). Over the next two weeks, the tree will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored lights on 5-miles of wire. The 80-year old tree has added meaning, it has been dubbed a “Sandy survivor,” coming from an area affected by the recent storm that wreaked havoc across the Northeast (http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/weather/hurricane-sandy-49596252/). According to AP:
Balku says he watched the tree, which weighs 10 tons and is 50 feet in diameter, as it swayed in the backyard of his Mount Olive property. Balku says it had been bundled for protection. He lost two other trees and just got electricity back over the weekend.
The tree’s arrival in Midtown serves as an unofficial kick-off to the quickly approaching holiday season. This year’s tree-lighting ceremony will be held on Nov. 28, featuring Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey (among many other talents).

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Pictures and video avail. here:

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/14/15168732-from-backyard-to-center-stage-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-stands-tall-in-spotlight?lite

Can't believe it's already the Holiday Season!!

Cheers!!

ML

The Rockefeller Tree has arrived!

Crews use a crane to hoist a 80 ft. tall, 50 ft. diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce tree from its base at the home of Joseph Balku in Flanders, N.J., on Nov. 13. The tree was laid onto a flatbed truck and transported to New York City where it is this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

A day ago Joseph Balku’s Norway Spruce stood 80-feet tall outside his home in Flanders, N.J. Today it is 50 miles away, the new holiday centerpiece of New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza (also home to NBC News). Over the next two weeks, the tree will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored lights on 5-miles of wire. The 80-year old tree has added meaning, it has been dubbed a “Sandy survivor,” coming from an area affected by the recent storm that wreaked havoc across the Northeast (http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/weather/hurricane-sandy-49596252/). According to AP:
Balku says he watched the tree, which weighs 10 tons and is 50 feet in diameter, as it swayed in the backyard of his Mount Olive property. Balku says it had been bundled for protection. He lost two other trees and just got electricity back over the weekend.
The tree’s arrival in Midtown serves as an unofficial kick-off to the quickly approaching holiday season. This year’s tree-lighting ceremony will be held on Nov. 28, featuring Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey (among many other talents).

Cheers!!

ML

mac55
11-19-2012, 11:15 AM
Details on the Lighting of the tree TV Special:

Rod Stewart has signed on for an appearance at this year's annual NBC holiday spesh "Christmas in Rockefeller Center." The event marks the lighting of the tree in New York City's Rockefeller Center; it airs on November 28 at 9 p.m.
This year's tree is an 80-foot Norway Spruce hailing from a town in New Jersey that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. It has already been installed at the site and is currently being decorated with 30,000 colored lights for the holiday season.
Rod joins an all-star crew of performers set to take the stage at the event including Trace Adkins, CeeLo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Mariah Carey and Il Volo.
Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie will host the event, which also boasts appearances by Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.

Wow!

It's only 09 days away!!

Cheers!!

ML

Pictures and video avail. here:

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/14/15168732-from-backyard-to-center-stage-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-stands-tall-in-spotlight?lite

Can't believe it's already the Holiday Season!!

Cheers!!

ML