If you haven’t heard the news yet: this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the beacon of all that is festive and joyous for the holiday season in New York City, hails from our own Queensbury, NY. Here’s what to know about this beautiful Norway Spruce that is being donated by the Lebowitz family.
A crew was out today, November 1, beginning the preparations for the tree’s big move to the Big Apple. The tree will actually be cut down on November 10, and will be transported on November 12.
According to News 10 ABC, the tree is 82 feet tall, 50 feet in diameter, weighs about 14 tons, and is approximately 85 to 90 years old. When fully decorated it will boast over 50,000 LED lights and a Swarovski crystal star. The annual tree lighting at Rockefeller Center is scheduled for November 30.
Last year’s Rockefeller Center tree hailed from Elkton, Maryland, which was somewhat unusual; the tree typically comes from New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. The 2020 tree came from Oneonta and the 2019 tree from Florida, New York.
- News 10 ABC: Rockefeller Center tree to hail from Queensbury