Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Rockefeller Christmas Tree Heads to NY

Dazzling Rockefeller Center Christmas Trees From Years Past Dazzling Rockefeller Center Christmas Trees From Years PastAP
Freda Brock | 13 November, 2017, 12:09

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas at New York City's Rockefeller Center - but don't worry, you still more than a month of shopping to go. And Saturday in NY, the giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived on a trailer, CBS reports. It was cut down in State College, Pennsylvania and is the 85th tree to be displayed at the Rockefeller Plaza during the holiday season.

The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has been a tradition since 1931. Crown spruce star with a diameter of 2.9 meters and weighs 250 kg, is composed of 25 thousand artificial crystals manufactured by the Austrian company Swarovski.

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Last year's tree, a 94-foot Norway spruce from Angie and Graig Eichler in Oneonta, was the second largest ever chosen for the holiday celebration. It will be officially lit on November 29th and stay on display until January 7th. It will then be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be transformed into lumber for building homes.

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