Ashley Tisdale, Nick Lachey Rock NYC Tree Lighting

Posted Thursday November 29, 2007 2:03 PM GMT

It’s a fabulous tradition. Since 1933 Rockefeller Plaza, in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan, has been the sight of the famous Christmas tree lighting. And last night was no different.

The 84-foot-tall Norway spruce was made eco-friendly this year. Covered with five miles of wire, the Rockefeller Christmas tree is lit with 30,000 LED lights.

Just before 9pm last night, Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg was joined by the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes (the girls who kick their legs up together) to throw the switch that lit up the mountainous tree.

The event was star-studded all the way around, with appearances by Nick Lachey, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston, Taylor Swift, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, and Ashley Tisdale.

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Enjoy the pictures from the tree lighting ceremony last night (November 28). Check back for updates!!

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