Crowds gathered to watch the 75-foot tree's 50,000 bulbs light up on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 in NYC. Entertainers, including Gwen Stefani, Seal and the Radio City Rockettes, performed in anticipation of the lighting.
Thousands crowded into midtown Manhattan Wednesday night for the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. This year’s 75-foot, 12-ton Norway spruce is strung with more than 50,000 multicolored lights. After the holidays, the tree will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.