NYC Event | Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is an NYC Event that kicks off the holiday season.
Attending the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is one of the many popular holiday Things to do in New York. This NYC Event is in its 83rd year and, as always, it will be free and open to the public.
About Rockefeller Tree Lighting:
The Rockefeller Tree Lighting marks the beginning of the Christmas season for many New Yorkers. About a half a million people turn out for this NYC Event which has become an iconic symbol of the season.
The tree used for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is always impressive. It is typically a Norway spruce that averages 70 feet in height. The tree is decked out with 45,000 colored lights, and it will stand tall throughout the holiday season.
This celebration is sort of the kick-off the holiday season in New York, and it is followed by a host of other NYC Events that make Christmas in New York special. Holiday Celebrations will continue in Rockefeller Center throughout the season. You can also enjoy winter Activities such as ice skating at Rockefeller Center.
The tree will be removed on the 6th of January, but it will live on in a very special way. The massive tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, and it will be milled, treated, and made into usable lumber. The Rockefeller Center Tree will then be used to build a Habitat for Humanity home. This use of the Rockefeller Center Tree has inspired a wonderful children’s book, called The Carpenter’s Gift.
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