Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023: How to Watch Online for Free

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As Taylor Swift would say, “‘Tis the damn season,” and for some of us, the holiday season officially begins once the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit.

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Rockefeller Center will be hosting its 91st annual lighting ceremony is on Wednesday (Nov. 29) at 8 p.m. ET. Whether you’ve snagged travel deals to see it in person or plan to watch it from the comfort of your couch, the 2023 Christmas tree lighting ceremony is bound to get you in the holiday spirit with the help of a slew of guests and musical performances.

This year, popstar and talk show host Kelly Clarkson will be hosting the tree lighting ceremony with appearances from Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin. You can also expect musical performances from Clarkson as well as Chloe Bailey, Adam Blackstone, Cher, David Foster, Liz Gillies, Darlene Love, Seth MacFarlane, Barry Manilow, Katharine McPhee, Keke Palmer, Carly Pearce, Manuel Turizo, Radio City Rockettes and more.

If you want to join in on the festive fun (from the comfort of your own home, not the Big Apple), we’ve compiled everything you need to know to watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony online and on TV for free.

Check below for the streaming options available.

How to Watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023 on NBC & Peacock

The ceremony will air on Wednesday (Nov. 29) at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. If you have cable, you can watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on TV through your local NBC affiliate — just check your cable provider’s channel guide to find your local NBC channel. Don’t have cable? You may be able to watch the tree lighting ceremony for free with an HD antenna like this one here from Amazon.

Cable cutters can also use NBC’s official streaming platform, Peacock, which will be live streaming the ceremony. Already have Peacock? You can watch the ceremony for no additional cost by logging into your account and going to live TV.

Don’t have a subscription? Peacock is currently slashing its monthly and annual plans to $1.99/month (reg. $5.99/month) or $19.99 for the year (reg. $59.99/year) for 12 months. To redeem the offers use the promo code BIGDEAL for the monthly plan or YEARLONG for the annual plan. The offer ends at midnight Monday (Nov. 27), so don’t wait too long! Click here or the button below to sign up for Peacock.

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Besides the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, a Peacock subscription will give you access to the entire Peacock library including exclusive and original TV series, movies, sports and more such as Bupkis, Mrs. Davis, Poker FaceBel-AirPoker FaceYellowstone and Based on a True Story. You’ll also be able to watch NBC and Bravo programs like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Saturday Night Live, Parks & Recreation, The Office, Vanderpump Rules and more.

Additional Ways to Watch Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023 for Free

Looking for more money-saving options? Live TV streamers are offering free trials and promos that can save you even more without having to pay hundreds of dollars on cable each month.

FuboTV offers a seven day free trial, which means you can watch the tree lighting ceremony and more for free. You can also take advantage of $20 off each plan for the first two months. Plans start as low as $55/month and include over 100 channels, DVR storage and more. Once your free trial and promo are over, you’ll pay the regular subscription price based on the plan you choose. Click here or below to launch your free trial.

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Hulu + Live TV comes with a 30-day free trial and gives you the most content options as you’ll not only have access to the NBC channel as well as many more live TV channels, but also the entire Hulu library. You can also bundle it with Disney+ and ESPN+ for even more programs to watch. Once your free trial is over, you’ll be charged the normal subscription fee of $77/month. Click here or below to launch your free trial.

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SlingTV is also offering 50% off its plans for the first month and a free Amazon Fire TV Sick Lite when you sign up. The Blue plan includes NBC and its affiliated channels for $20 for the first two months (reg. $40) and will give you access to DVR storage, the ability to stream on up to three devices at once and more. You can expand your channel offerings by combining the Blue and Orange plans for even more content for only $27.50 (reg. $55). Click here or the button below to sign up.

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