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Watch The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight [Live Stream]

By Lyn Atwood / November 30, 2016 / Tags: ,

Tonight is the annual tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center. Here’s how to stream it live online.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The 84th annual Christmas tree lighting in New York City’s Rockefeller Center is tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the event. Performers include Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Dolly Parton, and the Radio City Rockettes.

Live coverage starts at 8:00 PM EST on NBC.

Watch The Tree Lighting Live Online

If you won’t have access to a TV, you can live stream the ceremony online. Go here to watch the tree lighting live on NBC.com.

You will need to log in with a pay-TV provider. If you don’t have one, keep reading to see some other ways to get access.

How To Watch The Tree Lighting Online If The NBC Live Stream Isn’t In Your Area

Watch NBC live stream from any location

NBC’s live stream is only available in certain areas. If it’s not available where you are — if you see a message like the above when you try to watch it — then you’ll need to take an extra step to get access.

You need to bypass the location detectors on NBC.com. Here’s the easy way to do it: How To Watch NBC’s Live Stream From Anywhere.

How To Watch NBC Online For Free, Without Cable

To watch NBC online for free you’ll need to be willing to bend some copyright rules perhaps. Hey, I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to tell you the best way to stream free TV.




The best way to live stream NBC for free is to use Kodi. See ‘What is Kodi?‘ for more, but briefly, Kodi is a media player you can use to stream TV online. That includes using Kodi to watch free TV, including NBC.

Since there’s some legal fuzziness involved, it is highly recommended you use Kodi with a VPN. To see what you can watch with Kodi, and how to use Kodi, check out our beginner’s guide.

Other Live Stream Options

You can also watch the NBC live stream with an internet TV service. Check out the best cable TV alternatives for other options to watch NBC online.

Finally, if you still can’t get access to the NBC live stream, then find a TV to park yourself in front of. Even if you don’t have cable, you can watch NBC for free since its an over-the-air broadcast channel. A decent indoor antenna should pick up NBC even if you’re not in an urban area.




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