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Aretha Franklin Headlines the 85th Annual NYSE ChristmasTree Lighting Ceremony
NYSE Euronext Wishes You a Happy Holiday!!!

12/04/2008

On Thursday, December 4, the New York Stock Exchange holds its 85th annual Christmas tree lighting on Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place. A tradition since 1923, the NYSE’s tree lighting is believed to be the city’s oldest.

Headlining this year’s tree lighting were the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin. Ms. Franklin will perform two songs from her newly released, first ever holiday album, "This Christmas Aretha". Also performing at this year’s tree lighting is Victoria Cuomo, Brendan James, the Monsignor Donovan Choir, Push Play, Tiffany Giardina, Peter Cincontti, Gavin DeGraw, and the stars of the Broadway musical White Christmas .

 


Victoria Cuomo


Brendan James


Monsignor Choir


Push Play


Tiffany Giardina


Peter Cincotti


Gavin DeGraw


White Christmas


Aretha Franklin


Happy Holidays



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

 

ABOUT THE NYSE CHRISTMAS TREE:
This year’s tree is a 65’ high, 38’wide Norway Spruce from Nyack, NY. Situated in front of the NYSE façade, the tree is decorated with 10,000 multi-colored lights, 250 multi-colored balls with the NYSE logo and a 6’ star on top, all supported on a 8 x 10’ base fashioned as a gift box.

This year will mark the eighth year the Exchange’s six 50’ columns are being adorned by 80,000 red, white and blue bulbs and 60,000 feet of electrical wire to create an illuminated American flag measuring 40’ high and 72’ wide, covering the entire façade.