Every year, the Rockefeller Center in New York selects a tree to be dressed in Christmas lights and decorated from head to toe, and that time, has finally come again this year.
While the tree hasn’t been decorated yet, the Rockefeller Center has selected a tree to light up the New York stage in Midtown Manhattan.
Coming from Vestal, New York, this year’s holiday tree weighs 12 tons and stands at 80 feet tall.
The beautiful Norway Spruce is also expected to be between 80 to 85 years old and is 43 feet wide.
After taking center stage in the Big Apple, the tree will be wrapped with about five miles of wire, that’s right, five miles, and will feature more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights according to the Rockefeller Center.
The tree will then be topped with a three-dimensional star that’s covered in 3 million crystals per the Rockefeller Center.
Once the tree is properly dressed for the holiday season, the tree will be lit in another celebration ceremony and will cast a warm glow daily from 5 a.m. to midnight until the second week of January into the new year.
The Rockefeller Center tree will arrive to Center Plaza in New York on Saturday, November 11, where the giant Spruce will be decked out in holiday cheer!
A celebration for the tree’s arrival will also be hosted by the Rockefeller Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time, which is currently free to signup!