Friday, November 24, 2017

Midtown Tree

Selecting the perfect Christmas tree for Midtown Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center is no easy task.  It has to be quite perfect.  But one has been found that meets the requirements.  It was chosen from Pennsylvania’s State College (Jason Perrin’s home) and is originally from Norway.  It was put on display behind the ice rink and it will be lit up in a ceremony on November 29.

The tree will – as in years past – remain at the center throughout Christmas and New Year’s and will only be taken down January 7.  Rockefeller Center has been adorned with a tree now for around 7 decades and is viewed by passersby between W. 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

This year measuring in at 75 feet it has a 50 foot diameter and weighs approximately 12-13 tons.

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