Captivating Images: 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Illumination EventNovember 30, 2023
The annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City on November 29, 2023, was a star-studded event featuring performances from U.S. singers Barry Manilow and Kelly Clarkson. Demonstrators in support of Palestinians attempted to get onstage and add a controversial moment to the festivities. The Swarovski star, a recognizable symbol of the holiday season, was prominently displayed atop the Christmas Tree. The event also included appearances by prominent figures such as New York Mayor Eric Adams and Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer. The ceremony drew large crowds, with people even watching from their windows to catch a glimpse of the holiday spectacle. The event was a festive and lively start to the holiday season in New York City.