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Celebrate the holidays in Central Park, hit a new spot for lunch, or cheer on the Rangers tonight.


The Rock Center Tree lights up tonight! Plus, hit a hockey or hoops game or meet Carly Simon.


Date night at the opera, a fun family-friendly holiday event, and a double dose of hockey begin your week.

December 3, 2014

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is TONIGHT! Catch the iconic event at 7 PM, plus a few of your favorite stars at Barnes & Noble.

1. Watch President Obama Light the Nation’s Tree 12/3/09-1/1/2010

No tree lighting can compare to the all-star line-up for the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. They’ve got all corners covered with performances from mega-stars Sheryl Crow and Jordin Sparks, folk-pop songwriter Ray Lomantagne, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, and even International Irish phenomenon Celtic Women at the event.

Of course, the main stars are the First Family themselves where Obama will give one of his soon-to-be famous speeches and the entire family will help light the energy-efficient national tree. This is a highly-anticipated event, so tickets are a must.

If you can’t make it for the big day, there will be free performances throughout the holiday season until the New Year.

2. Join the Celebs at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting 12/2/09

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!

3. Christmas From 4 Corners of Globe in Chicago 12/1/09-1/3/2010

Christmas around the worldThe Museum of Science and Industry gives Chicagoans a two-for-one holiday deal, a Christmas spectacular from all around the world and a Holidays of Light exhibit as well. This 67 year-old tradition lights up the museum with decorations, holiday singers, and dancers. At the center of it all is a giant 45-foot tree with more than 50 trees representing Chicago’s ethnic communities. Throughout the entire season there are plenty events to celebrate each unique holiday!

On top of it is the Holidays of Light exhibition in its ninth year. Not your typical “light” show, this exhibit enlightens its visitors with showcasing the customs of cultures that celebrate holidays other than Christmas during the holiday season. The Museum of Science and Industry brings plenty of cheer from all across the globe to the heart of Chicago.