Like every year, the highly anticipated ignition of the Christmas tree was staged at the Rockefeller Center in New York, which marks the beginning of the holidays
With the ignition of the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York it can be said that in the United States - and perhaps a little bit around the world - the Christmas period can be considered officially started.
The first Christmas tree of the Rockefeller Center was made on Christmas Eve of 1931 by the workers who worked on the construction site of the complex. It was decorated with cans and paper. But the first real light-lighting ceremony was held in 1933, and has since been repeated every year, with the exception of 1944 due to the Second World War.
This year, as you can see in our gallery above, the singer Diana Ross has also performed.