2019 Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting(17 images)

Thousands of spectators turned out for the 87th annual lighting of the Christmas tree at New York's Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. The 77-foot tall, 46-wide Norway spruce was illuminated with more than 50,000 lights. The event also featured performances by artists including Derek and Julianne Hough, Billie Porter, Idina Menzel and Lea Michele.

The Christmas tree lights are turned on for the first time at the 87th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
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