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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree with come from upstate New York this year

Every year the Rockefeller Center gets a giant Christmas tree to decorate for the holiday season in New York City.

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This year’s tree will be coming from a town in upstate New York.

On November 10 a Norway Spruce will be cut down in Queensbury, New York, according to Rochester First. This town is about 200 miles north of Manhattan near Lake George.

The tree will arrive at the Rockefeller Center on November 12.

The tree is between 85 and 90 years old and was donated by the Lebowitz Family in Glens Falls.

At 82 feet tall and 50 feet wide, the tree is impressively large.


Each year the tree is decorated with over 50,000 multi-colored lights. This year they are energy efficient LED lights. A star made by Swarovski will be placed on top of the tree.

The tree will be lit during a live broadcast called Christmas in Rockefeller Center and it will air on Nov. 30.

It will stay up on display until the middle of January before it’s turned into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Last year’s tree came from Maryland, and the tradition of having one delivered has been happening since the first tree in 1931.


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