Dan + Shay Bring Festive Performance Of ‘Take Me Home For Christmas’ To Rockefeller Center’s Tree Lighting

Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy of NBC
Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy of NBC
Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy of NBC

Dan + Shay performed “Take Me Home For Christmas,” live from Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday (Dec. 2) evening.

“We are in NYC getting ready to perform on the NBC Rockefeller tree lighting tonight (and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers game on our phones lol),” the award-winning duo tweeted ahead of their performance. “it’s a strange time in the world, but this city is still so magical.”

This performance comes just days after their live debut of “Christmas Isn’t Christmas” on CMA Country Christmas.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center also included performances by Kelly Clarkson, Goo Goo Dolls, Earth, Wind & Fire, Brett Eldredge, Jimmy Fallon, Tori Kelly, Leslie Odom Jr., Dolly Parton, Pentatonix, Dan + Shay, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, Cast of “Ain’t Too Proud” and the Radio City Rockettes.

The evening also featured duets from Clarkson and Eldredge, Parton with Fallon and Trainor featuring Earth, Wind & Fire.

The 88th annual holiday special celebrated the lighting of the 75-foot tall, 45-foot wide Norway Spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. The tree weighs approximately 11 tons. It is adorned with more than 50,000 multi-colored LEDs and topped with a stunning Swarovski star. The tree will be lit from 6:00 a.m. EST to midnight every day and will remain lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day and is located in New York City at Rockefeller Center to see all season long.

The iconic Christmas special aired on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST on NBC. Due to social-distancing protocols, there was not a live audience present.