Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. and iHeartMedia have announced that the annual Empire State Building holiday music-to-light show will feature global superstar Gwen Stefani and her holiday hit “You Make it Feel Like Christmas”, the title song from her first ever holiday album.
Renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman has created the holiday spectacle that will premiere on December 19 and will be synced live each night at 7 PM ET on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100 and 106.7 Lite FM through December 25.
Stefani recently visited the Empire State Building to “flip the switch” at a lighting ceremony in the ESB’s famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The event kicked off “ESB Unwrapped,” a season-long celebration that features stunning holiday decorations in the ESB’s Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, surprise appearances by celebrities, a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites and festive holiday light shows.
“I love New York, and I love Christmas, so this is beyond a dream come true,” said Gwen Stefani. “I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the holiday light show with a song that Blake Shelton and I wrote together and that it’s going to be choreographed to the lights of this amazing, legendary building.”
“There is no doubt that this year’s holiday music-to-light show will be the best yet,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. “Every year we look forward to seven nights of lighting up the skies in New York and the spirits of people worldwide as we usher in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I am thrilled that this year we can do it with Gwen Stefani.”
From December 19 through December 25, fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, and 106.7 Lite FM at 7 PM EST, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio. The presentation will be visible at those times to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the tri-state area.
To join in the excitement, use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) immediately following the event for those around the world to enjoy.