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Empire State Building lights up for Christmas, Hanukkah — with help from Mariah Carey

Posted: 2:40 PM, Dec 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-19 15:31:16-05
The Empire State building will have holiday-themed lighting for the next few weeks. (Empire State Building)

The Empire State building will have holiday-themed lighting for the next few weeks. (Empire State Building)

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The Empire State Building is bringing holiday razzle-dazzle to the skyline — with a little help from Mariah Carey.

The iconic 102-story skyscraper will be lit up red and green in honor of Christmas starting Monday night, with lights on the building synced to Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” nightly at 7 p.m. until Dec. 25.

Starting Dec. 24, the building will split the spire’s sides between Christmas and Hanukkah, which begins that evening.

Those split lights will continue through Dec. 26 and resume Dec. 28-30. Then, the Empire State will be lit up  in honor of the 2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 and in honor of New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31.

Christmas-themed lighting will resume Jan. 1 and will stay up until Jan. 6.

The Empire State Building has used tower lights since 1976. An LED light system capable of displaying 16 million colors was installed in 2012.

 

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We’re delighted to bring holiday cheer to NYC with our brand new holiday music-to-light show! Starting Dec. 19, @mariahcarey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” (on @iheartradio) will sync with a sparkling spectacle of lights atop the #EmpireStateBuilding every night through Dec. 25 at 7pm ET. #ESBUnwrapped Click the link in our bio to learn more (http://bit.ly/2hFByBn).

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