Wednesday night will bring the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting live stream online and televised special. The yearly event features a grand celebration at the famous Rockefeller Center in New York City as spectators gather to watch the official lighting of the huge tree. A variety of performers and celebrities are usually on hand to help out with the entertainment. This year's celebration should be no different. Here are all of the latest details for the time, TV channel and how to watch the Christmas special live streaming online.

About the show

As mentioned, this holiday special honors the tradition of lighting up the large Christmas tree that is on display in Rockefeller Center. According to various sources including the Heavy website, this year's tree is a Norway Spruce from Oneonta, New York. It measures in at 94 feet in height and 56 feet in width, making for yet another large tree in place for the holiday season.

As seen above, the tree has already been previewed ahead of tonight's big special. It should be another entertaining edition of the event, but that will mean the special will need some celebrity guests and performers.

Featured performers

Tonight's show will be hosted by "Today" show anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, who all were a part of the "Macy's Thanksgiving Parade" hosting.

They'll help with the holiday special event by introducing guests, giving fun facts about the event or tree, and moving the festivities along for the two-hour special.

Among the performers listed for tonight's show are Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Penatonix, The Roots, Josh Groban, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

The famous Radio City Rockettes will be on hand in their home area for some entertainment as well. Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon will also be there to assist with the official lighting of the Christmas tree.

Live stream & TV details

"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" 2016 begins at 8 p.m.

Eastern Time on Wednesday night. The event will be televised live on NBC affiliate channels around the nation for viewers to witness. In addition, it will be live streaming online for viewers who can't watch on cable, satellite, or via digital antenna.

However, there is a caveat with watching the NBC live stream. To watch it live streaming online, viewers will need to have a valid cable or satellite account and be able to log into the NBC network's website or compatible apps. From there, viewers will be able to see the special live online as it is shown live on television. The live feed may only be available in select areas based on participating cable or satellite companies, but a full replay should be available on the NBC website following the event.