2017 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year!
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a well-known symbol of the holidays in New York City, and on October 30th, the famous tree was picked 239 miles away in State College, Pennsylvania. This 94-foot Norway Spruce is the 86th tree to be chosen for the Rockefeller Center Christmas celebration.
The tree was cut down on Thursday, November 9th and arrived at Rockefeller Center on Saturday November 11th. 50,000 multi-colored lights will adorn the Christmas tree, and, of course, the iconic Swarovski star will top it off.
Now we know you’re anxiously waiting get into the holiday spirit and, lucky for you, the wait has finally come to an end! Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29th, the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time. Live performances will take place from 7-9pm at Rockefeller Plaza between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Thousands crowd the sidewalks for this event and millions watch it live across the globe, so this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss out on! But, if for some reason you can’t find the time to attend or watch this iconic event, there’s no need to worry! The tree will remain on display through January 7th, 2018, so you have plenty of time to bask in the beloved New York City Christmas tradition.
So, grab a nice steaming cup of hot cocoa, your coziest sweater, and head on over to Rockefeller Center for the annual tree lighting tradition – we’ll see you there!