New York City Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived from 200 miles away at an upstate farm in NYC.
  • The tree is approximately 90 years old, 82 feet high, and weighs in at 14 tons.
  • During the holiday season, the Rockefeller Center receives approximately 500,000 visitors.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrived in Manhattan Saturday morning from upstate New York. 

The 82-foot Norway spruce was trucked into the city on the bed of a 115-foot trailer from the town of Queensbury — about 200 miles outside of the city — and was lifted by crane to take its place in front of Rockefeller Center, according to local news.

A bare Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Although the New York City landmark is still unadorned with its estimated 50,000 multicolored lights, and its Swarovski crystal star star, many people gathered to admire the enormous tree. 

According to ABC7NY’s report, the tree is estimated to be 90 years old and was removed on Thursday. It will receive its ceremonial lighting on November 30. It will remain on display until mid January.

Although the tree is only around for two months, it still attracts approximately 500,000 people during its time lighting up Rockefeller Center. according to a report from Habitat for Humanity.

The 14-ton tree, once the holiday season is over will be cut into lumber and given Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity provides homes for families who are in need. Associated Press reports.


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