Rockefeller Tree to Shine Green
Mega-stars are beginning to show their holiday spirit: Celine Dion, Josh Groban, country-girl and World’s Sexiest Vegetarian Carrie Underwood, and High School Musical‘s Ashley Tisdale are revving up their performances for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will make it’s ‘green’ debut next week.
Called the “first ever ‘green’ Christmas tree”, this year’s tree at Rockefeller Center will be draped with 30,000 light-emitting diodes- a five-mile strand of starry lights that will not only illuminate New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes will “inspire private-sector creativity” and allow the tree’s 500,000 daily visitors to “dream of a ‘green’ Christmas”.
While the 2007 Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony isn’t until Wednesday, November 28th at 7 p.m., some lucky passersby have already spotted Carrie Underwood and her backup (ice) dancers practicing (or pre-taping?) her holiday performance.
Kelli Shields is a community outreach organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity.