Mariah Carey was one of some big names in music who performed at the annual lighting ceremony of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on Tuesday, December 3 in New York City. For her first performance, the diva showed off her curves in a red gown with furry white sleeves and black leather opera gloves.
She belted out her "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in front of a sparkling microphone while being joined by a group of young dancers dressed as elves. A choir was also on the stage and served as the star's back-up singers. Carey later ditched the Santa-inspired costume for a sparkly white gown when performing "Joy to the World".
A-listers like Jewel Kilcher, Leona Lewis, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Ariana Grande, Babyface and Goo Goo Dolls also performed at the ceremony, which has been Big Apple's tradition since 1933.
Despite the stars' appearances, the center of attention was the 76-foot, 12-ton Norway Spruce studded with 45,000 glittering LED lights and topped by a 9 1/2-foot-wide Swarovski star lit by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The tree will remain up until January 7, 2014.
Mariah Carey Sings "All I Want for Christmas Is You":
Mariah Carey Sings "Joy to the World":