Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia today announced that the Empire State Building (ESB) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of global superstar Mariah Carey’s iconic song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” with a music-to-light show this holiday season.
The show, designed by renowned lighting artist Marc Brickman, will premiere on December 19, and will be synced live at 8 p.m. ET on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite fm. Viewers outside of New York City can tune in to watch the show live via Earthcam at https://www.esbnyc.com/earthcam-empire-state-building. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel immediately following the premiere on the 19th for fans around the world to enjoy. To continue celebrating the festive season, the synchronized light show will broadcast on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100 and Lite fm every night at 8 p.m. ET through December 25.
“Mariah Carey has long been a friend of the Empire State Building, and we are excited to celebrate this special anniversary of her iconic holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with music-to-light show at the iconic Empire State Building,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “Our annual music-to-light shows bring holiday cheer to those around the globe, and how could they not when we get to partner with the Queen of Christmas herself?”
“For decades, Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas,” has proven to be a holiday staple for iHeartRadio listeners nationwide,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this iconic song than with a festive synchronized light show at New York’s most iconic building this season.”
This year, in addition to watching the light show from many vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area, fans nationwide can also tune in to The CW on December 19 at 8pm EST/PST for a sneak peek during iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball television special.
As part of ESB’s annual #ESBUnwrapped celebration, the annual holiday light show is a beloved tradition along with classic holiday decorations in the Art Deco lobby, museum-quality displays in the Fifth Avenue lobby windows and special holiday touches throughout the newly-completed Empire State Building Observatory Experience. Visitors to the World’s Most Famous Building during the holiday season also experience surprise appearances by celebrities, a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites, and another year of festive light shows.
To contribute to the holiday excitement, use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels.