For the past 84 years, the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center marks the beginning of the holiday season for most city-goers. On the last day of November, thousands of onlookers waited patiently in the rain for the unveiling of the second tallest Christmas tree Rockefeller Center has ever used in its celebrations. The event is always one to remember, pooling crowds from near and far. With musical performances and celebrities such as Neil Diamond, Sarah McLachlan and Pentatonix. 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and other celebrites also attended.