Leslie Odom Jr. will take part in Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
Leslie Odom Jr. will take part in Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
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NBC will kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Wednesday, November 29.

Jennifer Nettles rehearses for the 2017 Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.
Jennifer Nettles rehearses for the 2017 Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.
(© Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

The evening will feature performances by Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., as well as fellow Broadway vet Jennifer Nettles, Brett Eldredge, Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani, and the Tenors. Auli'i Cravalho, Harry Connick Jr., Seal, and Train will also take part, according to published reports.

Auli'i Cravalho rehearses for the 2017 Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.
Auli'i Cravalho rehearses for the 2017 Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.
(© Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

The televised special, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, will air beginning at 8pm, hosted by Today anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker.