Santa Claus and Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Kicks Off Christmas in Rockefeller Center

The holiday season officially got underway when Mariah Carey touched down in New York City for NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” Dressed in red, the pop diva opened with her classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” joined by dancing children and even Santa Claus.

After changing into a silver gown, she performed her new holiday single “Christmas Time Is in the Air Again” as snow began to fall.

“Merry Christmas and to all a good night,” said Mariah before the tree lighting ceremony.

Watch Mimi make merry in the Big Apple.

[Mariah Daily]