backstreet boys at top of empire state building
backstreet boys at top of empire state building

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Christmas in New York – ESB’s Holiday Music-to-Light Spectacular Returns with the Backstreet Boys!

Backstreet’s back, alright – with the Empire State Building holiday music-to-light spectacular! 

This year’s Empire State Building music-to-light show features festive tunes from the Backstreet Boys’ new Christmas album, “A Very Backstreet Christmas,” in partnership with iHeartMedia New York.

In Sync

Thousands of LED lights dance in sync to “Christmas in New York” and “Last Christmas” by the Backstreet Boys, choreographed by famed light designer Marc Brickman and his Tactical Manoeuvre team. The show will run from Dec. 19 through Dec. 25 timed to a 7 p.m. EST radio broadcast on Z100, 106.7 Lite FM, and 103.5 KTU.

empire state building in christmas colors


To celebrate their new album and music-to-light show, the Backstreet Boys visited the Empire State Building to flip the switch in a ceremonial lighting and engage with fans in a private Q&A on the iconic building’s 80th floor. They discussed their favorite holiday traditions, the tracks on their Christmas album, and life on tour with 103.5 KTU’s Carolina Bermudez and Greg T.

backstreet boys interview

View from Afar

Not in New York? No worries! Fans from around the world can experience the music-to-light spectacular – and behind the scenes fun with the Backstreet Boys – on the Empire State Building’s official YouTube channel

Read the official press release online.

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