Josh Groban, who is currently making his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, is among the performers on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, which celebrates the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree. Broadcast time is November 30 at 8 PM ET.
Today anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Hoda Kotb host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Viewers can also expect appearances and/or performances from Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Dolly Parton, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, The Roots, Anthony Hamilton & the HamilTones, Pentatonix, Alec Baldwin, Kate McKinnon, and the Radio City Rockettes.
Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on select NBC stations, beginning at 7 PM ET; check local listings.
The 84th annual tree lighting features a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, NY. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.
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(Updated November 30, 2016)