Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles Join ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ Celebration

Brett Eldredge and Jennifer Nettles will spend part of their holiday season in the Big Apple as they take part in the legendary Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony. As part of the 85th annual holiday special, the country stars will bring holiday cheer to fans with special performances at the base of the 75-foot tall Norway Spruce tree.

In addition to Eldredge and Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani and The Tenors, will all perform, with additional acts to be announced. NBC’s Today Show anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the special.

Previously, country artists such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, and The Band Perry have taken part in the yearly tradition.

The tree lighting tradition in Rockefeller Center began during the days of the Great Depression in 1933. The tree was decked with 700 lights and has grown quite a bit since then. This year’s tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LEDs and topped with a Swarovski star comprised of more than 25,000 crystals and one million facets.

The Christmas in Rockefeller Center special airs on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.