The lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree in NYC took place just before 9 p.m. last night and marked the 75th anniversary of the event. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Radio City Rockettes actively lit the tree, flipping the switch together and a number of celebrities also showed up to mark the occasion. Ashley Tisdale, Josh Groban and Tony Bennett each provided a singing performance, while there were those who simply showed up to enjoy the festivities. Nick Lachey was also there, alongside Al Roker, looking adorable, per usual. And he wasn’t the only boy-bander present, with Joey Fatone showing up in his leather jacket as well. Brooke Shields looks beautiful, but a little bit Snow Queen-ish and I’m not saying I’m scared of her, but if she offers you some Turkish Delight, run.
Many more photos from the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree (The tree, Jason Lee, the Rockettes, Ashey Tisdale, Nick Lachey, Brooke Shields, Lindsey Price, Kim Raver, Sean Kingston, Taylor Swift) after the jump.