The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Has Officially Been Chosen
Can you believe we're just 53 days away from Christmas?
With the countdown to Christmas now underway, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks. But, one major event, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is especially worth your excitement.
Whether you’re in NYC for the event or not, you know all about it. The ceremony is filled with celebrity performances and Christmas cheer because it truly is a magical time of the year.
And now, you know we’re getting even closer to the big day. Because Rockefeller Center announced that they’ve just selected this year’s tree.
It comes from a little city in the middle of New York State known as Oneonta. It will be cut down on Nov. 10 and transported to the city on Nov. 12, NBC 4 New York reports. The station says the tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights and a Swarovski star.
Check out the view from the top:
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) October 31, 2016
According to Real Simple, the tree will stay lit from Nov. 30 (after its official, grand debut) until Jan. 7 for all of the city to enjoy.
Of course, only the best of trers will do for an occasion of this kind, so I’m sure this one will not disappoint. This isn’t exactly the Rockefeller Center’s first rodeo when it comes to Christmas trees.
You see, 2016 marks the 84th year they’ve been lighting trees, according to the Rockefeller Center website. People have been lining up around the tree since one was set up by workers waiting for paychecks during the Great Depression.
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) October 3, 2016
The tree will be set up in front of the on-site skating rink, and once the tree is taken down on Jan. 7, it will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and turned into lumber that can be used to build a house. According to the website, this has been done for the last 10 years. And that way, the spirit of Christmas can truly live on.
It’s the time for giving and the time for cheer. This tree is able to help out with a little of both.
[h/t: Real Simple]