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Dolly Parton On NBC’s “Christmas In Rockefeller Center”

Published November 7, 2016 / Last Updated November 7, 2016

Dolly Parton will perform on NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. EST).

Dolly Parton To Appear On NBC's "Christmas In Rockefeller Center"

NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” will air on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8-9 p.m. followed by the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” at 9 p.m. EST.

“Christmas In Rockefeller Center” is a star-studded musical telecast which welcomes the holiday season. Those set to perform include Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, the Radio City Rockettes and more.

NBC’s “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The event will also celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree. The 84th annual tree lighting will feature a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.

Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on select NBC stations (7-8 p.m. EST). Check local listings.

“Christmas In Rockefeller Center” will be followed by the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” In this all-new special Dolly’s story continues in a heartwarming tale drawn straight from her inspiring childhood memories and music.

For the eighth consecutive year, “Green Is Universal” — NBCUniversal’s sustainability initiative in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation — will kick off its annual tree-planting campaign during the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” broadcast. This year viewers can “Share a Tree” to a national forest, by using #ShareATree or visiting to create and share an animated holiday story. Each action will contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s tree-planting efforts, funded by a $25,000 donation from NBCUniversal.

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