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New York City: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2020

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

It's official guys. The 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has finally arrived at the Plaza on Saturday, Nov 14.

This year's tree is a 75ft tall Norway spruce that weighs 11 tons and was donated by a man in Oneonta, NY from his front yard.

Courtesy of Rockefeller Center

The tree was hauled from upstate NY to Manhattan on a 115-foot long trailer and is actually 2 feet smaller and 1 ton lighter than last year's tree which came from Florida, NY.

Courtesy of Rockefeller Center

A flatbed truck brought the tree to Rockefeller Plaza after a 170-mile trip but it apparently got pretty roughed up in transit.

Courtesy of Rockefeller Center

When the tree is fully decorated, it will be glittering with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights strung on approximately 5 miles of wire. It will be topped with a three-dimensional star that weighs approximately 900 pounds and is covered in 3 million Swarovski crystals.

The annual lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd @8pm but it will be no public access to it. NBC will air "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" from 7-9pm.

For those who wish to visit the tree in person, visiting hours will run from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. The tree will be lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

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