New York, NY (WIBX) - Tonight kicks off the 78th annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The 74-foot-tall spruce will don 30-thousand energy-efficient LEDs.

Jessica Simpson, Susan Boyle, Sheryl Crow and the Radio City Rockettes will perform at the ceremony.

The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with the tree lighting at 9 p.m.