Jon Bon Jovi, Chicago and More to Rock ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ Tree Lighting Festivities on NBC
Jon Bon Jovi will be rocking around the Christmas tree in New York City Wednesday night (Dec. 4) as a part of NBC’s annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” holiday special.
Bon Jovi will celebrate the season with a performance of his new song, “Unbroken,” which is featured in the Netflix documentary “To Be of Service,” a film honoring veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their service dogs.
“This song is meant to honor America’s veterans and their service, but I also wanted to take an unflinching look at the reality of their daily lives and struggles,” said Bon Jovi.
Also appearing on the special: Chicago, Brett Eldredge, Derek and Julianne Hough, John Legend, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Ne-Yo, Gwen Stefani, Straight No Chaser and Skylar Astin and Alex Newell from NBC’s midseason drama Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, with appearances from Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin and the Radio City Rockettes. NBC’s Today anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker will host the festivities.
The 87th annual holiday special will celebrate the lighting of a 77-foot tall, 46-foot wide Norway Spruce from Village of Florida in Orange County, N.Y. The tree weighs approximately 12 tons and is approximately 70-75 years old. It will be adorned with more than 50,000 multi-colored LEDs and will be topped with a Swarovski star.
The special will air Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.