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Michelle R. Martinelli

14 performers for Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, including Kelly Clarkson and Keke Palmer

The 2023 holiday season is in full force now with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, and after the Macy’s parade last week, people are turning their attention to other holidays like Christmas — if they weren’t there already.

The annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center is set for Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET, and to celebrate the holiday season, NBC has a variety of musical superstars performing for the network’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.

Kelly Clarkson will host the special and is expected to perform some of her holiday songs, and thanks to a report from PEOPLE magazine earlier this month, we know who else will be on stage for the tree lighting.

Here’s a look at some of the people expected to perform, per PEOPLE:

Kelly Clarkson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 23: Kelly Clarkson performs onstage during the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)


OFFENBURG, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 25: Cher performs on stage during the “Wetten, dass …?” tv show on November 25, 2023 in Offenburg, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Keke Palmer

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: In this image released on November 26, Keke Palmer performs onstage at Soul Train Awards 2023 on November 19, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Chloe Bailey

Apr 3, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chloe Bailey arrives at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY)

Barry Manilow

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 21: Barry Manilow performs during the first of his three “Record-Breaking Charity Weekend Celebration” shows as part of his residency “Barry Manilow – The Hits Come Home!” at the International Theater at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on September 21, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Rockettes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 17: Radio City Rockettes Light the Empire State Building in Partnership with Madison Square Garden Entertainment in Celebration of the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Opening Night at The Empire State Building on November 17, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

Katharine McPhee

DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 28: Katharine McPhee performs onstage during the 37th Annual Carousel Ball at Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center on October 28, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images for 37th Annual Carousel Ball)

David Foster

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: David Foster speaks onstage at the 22nd annual “Christmas at The Grove” Tree Lighting Celebration on November 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Caruso)

Adam Blackstone

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 03: Adam Blackstone attends the 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on November 03, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )

Manuel Turizo

Colombian singer Manuel Turizo performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Fest music festival in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Alejandro Godinez)

Liz Gillies

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Liz Gillies attends the PatBO fashion show during New York Fashion Week – September 2023 on September 09, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Carly Pearce

Nov 8, 2023; Nashville, TN, USA; Carly Pearce performs during the 57th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (Wade Payne-USA TODAY NETWORK)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane speaks at the 33rd American Cinematheque Award honoring Charlize Theron at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Darlene Love

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: Singer Darlene Love performs onstage during The 7th Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Little Kids Rock)
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