85-year-old Rockefeller Christmas tree arrives in NYC
The 79-foot-tall Norway Spruce stands 46-feet wide and weighs 12 tons
NEW YORK – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in New York City.
This year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree was escorted into Manhattan Saturday morning by the New York Police Department.
The 79-foot-tall Norway Spruce stands 46-feet wide and weighs 12 tons. The tree took a two-day road trip from Elkton, Maryland. It’s the first time the tree has come from that state since the tradition began eight decades ago, the Associated Press reports.
Ice skaters and visitors alike can catch the Christmas tree in all its glory beginning on Dec. 1.
The approximately 85-year-old tree will be adorned with more than 50,000 multicolored LED lights on approximately 5 miles of wire.
Atop the tree will be a three-dimensional Swarovski star that weighs approximately 900 pounds. It features 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals. It was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018.