Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Is An Orange County Spruce
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will come from the Orange County hamlet of Wallkill this year.
Rockefeller Center's publicist says the 72-foot-tall Norway spruce will be cut down on Nov. 8 and trucked 75 miles south to Manhattan two days later. It will be decked out with 50,000 LED lights and a new Swarovski crystal star.
The tree will be lit in a televised ceremony on Nov. 28 and remain on display until Jan 7. Then it will be recycled and donated to Habitat for Humanity for the 12th consecutive year.
An estimated 125 million people visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas display each year.
Last year's tree came from State College, Pennsylvania.