Gwen Stefani performed her latest holiday single “Here This Christmas” during the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday (Dec. 2).
“Here This Christmas” was co-written by Brent Kutzle alongside Tedder and produced by Tedder, released as part of the deluxe edition of Stefani’s 2017 holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. The song is also features as the theme song to Hallmark Channel’s Countdown To Christmas programming slate.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center also included performances by Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon, Goo Goo Dolls, Earth, Wind & Fire, Brett Eldredge, Tori Kelly, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Dan + Shay, Meghan Trainor, Cast of “Ain’t Too Proud” and the Radio City Rockettes.
The evening also included duets from Dolly Parton with Jimmy Fallon, Clarkson and Eldredge and Trainor featuring Earth, Wind & Fire.
The 88th annual holiday special celebrated the lighting of the 75-foot tall, 45-foot wide Norway Spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. The tree weighs approximately 11 tons. It is adorned with more than 50,000 multi-colored LEDs and topped with a stunning Swarovski star. The tree will be lit from 6:00 a.m. EST to midnight every day and will remain lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day and is located in New York City at Rockefeller Center to see all season long.
The iconic Christmas special aired on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST on NBC. Due to social-distancing protocols, there was not a live audience present.