In a win for normalcy, the annual tree-lighting event at Rockefeller Center in New York City will happen this year, coronavirus pandemic be damned. Although crowds are restricted and viewing limited at the famous Midtown Manhattan complex, holiday revelers can still watch the lighting of the Christmas tree live on a screen.
NBC plans to broadcast the event as it normally would, with a two-hour ceremony slated to air tonight (Wednesday, December 2, 2020) at 8 p.m. ET. It will re-air again for viewers on the West Coast. For cord cutters who want to stream the NBC broadcast live on a computer, smartphone, or TV, I’ve rounded up some easy options below.
Stream or watch NBC for free
- Locast: This nonprofit streaming service lets you watch broadcast networks in 23 markets. Find Locast here.
- OTA antennas: NBC is available for free over the air if you have an antenna.
Subscription-based streaming services
NBC is available (in most markets) on the following paid streaming services, most of which are offering free promotions. Check your zip code first to make sure NBC is available in your area.