The Christmas tree has arrived at Rockefeller Center: what it looks like
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived on the square early on the morning of November 11th. The tree was brought to the square on a flatbed truck, and then lifted by crane and installed in its traditional place next to the skating rink. What will the Christmas beauty be like this year, NBC New York reported.
The tree was transported from Vestal, New York, where it was cut down on the morning of November 9, after which it began its 200-mile (381 km) journey to Rockefeller Center.
It is an 80-year-old Norway spruce, 80 feet (24 m) tall and 43 feet (13 m) wide, according to the Rockefeller Center.
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The arrival of the tree was, as always, a spectacular spectacle with crowds of people gathering to watch the moment the tree was installed. According to the organizers, from 10:00 to 13:00 there was a variety of family entertainment on the square for those who loved the arrival of the Christmas tree. For example, the Rock and Roll Playhouse theater performed children’s classic songs.
How the Christmas tree will be decorated
Once arriving at Center Plaza, more than 50,000 colorful LED lights will be strung on approximately 5 miles (8 km) of wire to decorate the tree. She will then be crowned with a 9-foot (2.7 m) Swarovski star studded with 3 million crystals.
When will the tree lighting take place?
The tree lighting show will begin on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00 pm ET. You can watch Christmas at Rockefeller Center live on television on Peacock.
This year’s show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson. The Emmy and Grammy Award winner will also perform as a performer. She first performed at this event 20 years ago.
The special “Countdown to Christmas at Rockefeller Center” pre-show will air on NBC New York’s website, app, and streaming platforms including Peacock, Roku and Samsung TV Plus.