Tree Lighting Party at Rockefeller Center December 04 2014

The most important Christmas Tree of a nation was illuminated yesterday night. 

Thousands gathered in the heart of Manhattan to experience and celebrate the 82nd annual lighting as they watched the 85-foot-tall and 13 ton Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. 

The unlit Rockefeller Center Christmas tree usually arrives in mid-November. After being decorated by 45,000 environmentally friendly LED lights the tree is being lit early December. Broadcasted in many parts of the world and followed by thousands at Rockefeller Center the ceremony is know as one of the most famous Christmas Shows on the planet. 



LeAnn Rimes and Mariah Carey were among the stars who hit the stage and they were not shy about flaunting their curves in front of the thousands who gathered for the ceremony.



The tree lighting event has grown over the years, but first began in 1933. The tree will stay up until 8pm on January 7th, 2015 and 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.