The festivities are taking place in Corona and Jackson Heights
The pop songstress performed at Rockefeller Center for the annual tree lighting ceremony.
A 50-foot Christmas tree will be lit in MetroTech Commons on Tuesday evening.
The festival features top performers, kids activities, food from dozens of local restaurants, and Santa.
Throngs of tourists and New Yorkers packed Rockefeller Center for the annual Christmas Tree lighting.
The Rockefeller Center tree lighting and Obama's visit will create traffic headaches for motorists.
Teen sensation Justin Bieber will not be performing live at the Rockefeller Center Tree lighting Nov. 29.
Tompkins Square Park's towering evergreen was planted in 1992 in memory of those lost to AIDS.
Mayor Bloomberg said New Yorkers should be confident in the security for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting ceremony.
The annual holiday festival on Monday will feature a marching band, circus clowns and plenty of food.
A 74-foot tall Norway spruce from Mahopac, N.Y. was raised at Rockefeller Center on Friday morning.
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