With the Winter Village at Bryant Park officially open and the Radio City Rockettes set to start kicking away next week, the holiday season in New York is almost upon us. Not surprisingly, that also means the city’s most famous Christmas tree, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, is about to begin its long journey to New York.
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Today, Rock Center announced via its official Twitter account that the 2018 Christmas tree has been selected. This year’s mighty Norway Spruce hails from Wallkill, New York and will be cut this Thursday, November 8. After an 80 mile journey down to the city from the Catskills, the tree is set to rise in the plaza a week from Saturday on November 10.
We’re excited to announce the hometown of the 2018 #RockCenterXMAS Tree! The 72-foot-tall tree hails from Wallkill, NY. The tree will arrive and be raised on the plaza on Saturday 11/10—mark your calendars! 🌲 https://t.co/xbR04l1wQL pic.twitter.com/5pQUUYIhL0
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) October 29, 2018
This year’s tree will be wrapped with more than 50,000 multi-colored, energy efficient LED lights and crowned with a brand-new star made of Swarovski crystal and designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. It will be lit during the annual live broadcast “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, November 28, and will remain on display until January 7, 2019.