It’s officially Christmas time in The City!

On Wednesday night, the 81st Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting celebration was held in New York City. The telecast of the show included performances by acts such as Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige ahead of the massive tree’s brilliant lights -- more than 45,000 of them -- being switched on.

Click through the images above to view the gleaming, 75-foot spruce tree and all the performers and spectators who ushered in the holiday season at the event.