New York celebrated one of its cherished holiday rituals on November 30 when a 12-ton, 74-foot Norway Spruce is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights. In its 78th year, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting saw around 50,000 people coming to the city's heart to witness the event including a number of celebrities.
and , who took part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, took the center stage to perform Holiday tunes. Other stars who came to share the joy were , , , , , , and many more. NY mayor Michael Bloomberg also attended the event.