​​The holiday season has officially arrived and New York City certainly knows how to welcome in the most wonderful time of the year.

Rockefeller Center will have its 89th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, hosted by Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Craig Melvin, and Al Roker.

Last year, the public wasn’t allowed to attend the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” tree-lighting ceremony due to COVID-19 concerns. However, the 2021 ceremony will be open to the public.

Even though members of the public will be allowed to attend the tree lighting ceremony, some people may not be able to tune in when it airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. Luckily, there are several ways to live stream the tree lighting.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting can be live-streamed by heading to NBC Live, where cable provider information will be required to access the event. Viewers can also stream the event on the NBC App.

Along with the Christmas festivities, there will also be several artists who will hit the stage to spread holiday cheer. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Mickey Guyton, Rob Thomas, Norah Jones, Radio City Rockettes, and more artists are expected to perform at the ceremony.

The tree-lighting ceremony will celebrate the illumination of the 12-ton Norway spruce from Elkton, Maryland, which marks the first-time donation from the state.

The tree is around 79 feet tall and will be decorated with over 50,000 multicolored, energy-efficient LED lights and topped with a Swarovski Star that was made in 2018 by architect Daniel Libeskind.

Following the official lighting ceremony, the tree will remain lit from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily and will be illuminated for 24 hours on Christmas Day.

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” will air on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Visiting the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is a great way to celebrate the holidays. Pictured: A view of the Rockefeller Plaza during the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 29, 2017 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

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