On the evening of the famous tree-lighting ceremony, make your way to the elegant Brasserie Ruhlmann in Rockefeller Plaza with plenty of time to settle in for the big moment. Stay toasty inside a cozy lounge while taking in the sight of the festivities and crowds gathered in anticipation in the bustling Midtown square. Enjoy free-flowing drinks from an open bar and hearty appetizers straight from the kitchen while television monitors broadcast all the action of the NBC special event.
When it's time for the ceremony to begin, step onto a VIP viewing deck and witness the magic of the famous tree illuminating with the glow of more than 30,000 dazzling LED lights strung along more that 5 miles (8 km) of electrical wire, topped by a sparkling Swarovski crystal star. Take in the energy of crowds that can number the tens of thousands while staying comfortable and warm, with plenty of room to move about.
To make the once-in-a-lifetime evening even more special, learn about the history of the Rockefeller Center and it’s iconic tree through a live discussion by a renowned New York City historian, and join the party on the dance floor with DJ entertainment until 10 pm. Capture the memories of this most wonderful time of the year by getting your picture taken by a professional photographer with the lit tree as a backdrop. Photos are available to download online to commemorate and share your festive experience.