Credit: Dan Jackman/WENN Photo: Blake Lively Takes the Stage to Unveil the New Swarovski Star in NYC on November 18, 2010

Christmas came early today for Gossip Girl star Blake Lively (Serena). The beauty was in midtown Manhattan to unveil the Swarovski crystal star that will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this season.

"I'm so excited that I could be a part of this today. Every year I come with my nieces and nephews and we look at the tree, but I never thought I would be here unveiling the star," Blake said. "When I was growing up, my family would come to New York every year to see the tree," the California native added.

The star will sit atop the 74-foot-tall tree and contains a whopping 25,000 crystals. Naturally, Blake wore her Swarovski crystal-adorned blazer to the event.

Source: DNA Info