The holiday season hasn’t begun until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center in NYC. This year is destined to be as momentous as years past, with celebrity guest performances including living legend Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, and even The Muppets! Stars and thousands of on-lookers always surround the world’s most famous Christmas tree.

Make sure to get there early if you want to see the performances starting at 6:45pm and lighting of the tree at 8:55pm sharp!