The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting has been one of New York City’s most celebrated events for over 80-years, and a world-wide symbol of of the NYC holidays season.
The weather may be gloomy for the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, but thousands are still expected to turn out for the annual tradition, prompting officials to prepare for heavy traffic and implement area street closures.
About 45,000 LED lights will be illuminated on the 78-foot-tall tree at 8:55 p.m. following two hours of performances from several stars, including Sting, James Taylor, and The Rockettes, according to organizers.
The Tree will remain lit until 8 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2016.
Theforecast sources report about the weather, will be gloomy and about 47 degrees with amd smooth rain, according to City Safty police will be starting at 3 p.m., police urge drivers to stay way from the area around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Police said 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st streets, between Sixth and Fifth avenues, will be closed from 3 p.m. until the end of the event.