The 89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center holiday special airs on Wednesday, December 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on NBC and Peacock. The holiday event streamed live from New York City, will include not just the lighting of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree but also live performances by Pentatonix, José Feliciano & CNCO, Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Mickey Guyton, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley, Rob Thomas, and Carrie Underwood, as well as the Radio City Rockettes and the cast of the award-winning musical Come From Away. Christmas in Rockefeller Center will be hosted by NBC News’ TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, and Craig Melvin. The broadcast will simulcast live on both NBC and Peacock. Read on for more on how to watch The 89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
- When Does Christmas in Rockefeller Center Air: Wednesday, December 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET
- TV Network: NBC
- Best Way to Stream Live: Hulu + Live TV (Free Trial), YouTube TV (Free Trial), and Peacock TV
- Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on These Streaming Services
Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on These Streaming Services
You don’t need cable to watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center. You can use a TV antenna if you live close enough to an NBC broadcast tower. However, if you don’t want to deal with using a TV Antenna, the following streaming services carry NBC, so you can watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center as it airs every week.
Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on Peacock
Peacock is the over-the-top streaming service from NBCUniversal, with video-on-demand and some live events. The service has free, premium, and ad-free options. The premium tier is $4.99, and provides access to special live events, like Christmas in Rockefeller Center, as well as access to new episodes of regular NBC series one day after they air. (The free tier has new shows 8 days after each episode airs on NBC.)
In addition to TV shows and movies from the NBC and Universal libraries, plenty of third-party content is available from Lionsgate, Starz, Warner Bros, A&E Networks, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Cinedigm, and more.
Peacock supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in. New episodes of the latest season become available within 8 days of the shows airing on NBC. You can learn more in our review of Peacock. You can sign up for Peacock on their website.
Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on Hulu
Hulu offers live NBC in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center live as it airs on NBC. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for a free trial to Hulu + Live TV.
Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option for watching Christmas in Rockefeller Center. YouTube TV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on fuboTV
FuboTV offers NBC in numerous US cities allowing you to watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center when it airs. You can check out a free trial to FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features, please see our Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $69.99 per month.
Watch Christmas in Rockefeller Center on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers live NBC streaming in many markets. Through its “Entertainment” package for $69.99 a month, NBC is available along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. They offer a free trial to allow you to make sure NBC is offered in your area.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM NOW.
How Much: $69.99 per month through its “Entertainment” package.
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