Get ready to kick off the Holidays with the lighting of the 2016 NYC Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday night. You don't have to travel to New York City to watch the annual tree lighting in person — the event will be broadcast live during the "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" television special on your local NBC TV station, via the network's live stream, or using the free app for your mobile device.

NBC's one-hour holiday special begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 30. Check out the star-studded lineup for Wednesday night's Christmas special as well as information on how you can watch the tree lighting live online, on your iPhone, iPad, Android mobile device, or streaming media player.

Watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting live streaming online

If you're not near a TV on Wednesday night, watch the "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special, including the tree lighting, online on NBC’s live feed (

On the go? Download NBC's free app ( for iPhone, iPad, Android mobile devices, or streaming devices like the Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.

'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' performance lineup

The holiday special will be hosted by TODAY Show's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales.

There's will be plenty of entertainment before they flip the switch and light up the Christmas Tree.

Watch performances by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Sara McLachlan, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Jordan Smith, and the Radio City Rockettes.

How big is this year's tree?

It's a big one!

This year's massive 94-foot Norway Spruce hails from Oneonta, New York and according to, it's the tallest Rockefeller Center Christmas tree since 1999 when a 100-foot tree was on display.

Crews in NYC have been hard at work for weeks prepping the tree for the big event. It's all decked out and ready to go with 45,000 lights and a 10-foot wide Swarovski star that boasts 25,000 crystals.

The lights will stay on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree until January 7, 2017, just in case you're planning a trip to New York City.