The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Is Here, And It’s A Big One

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Perfectly timed on November 1st, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was decided on and it’s huge. This magnificent Norway Spruce is 82 feet tall, 50 feet wide, and weighs 14 tons. Wow! It’s also about 85 to 90 years old. This year’s tree was found in Queensbury, New York, while last year’s tree came in from Maryland at 79 feet tall.

The tree will be arriving in New York City on November 12th, and it will then undergo the process of being decorated with 50,000 multicolored LED lights before the big tree lighting on November 30th, along with the Swarovski star on top, which is covered in 3 million crystals and weighs around 900 pounds.

Check out this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

 

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After the November 30th tree lighting ceremony, the tree will then be lit for everyone to see and enjoy from 6 a.m to 12 a.m ET daily. Then on Christmas Day, the tree will be lit for 24 hours and then from 6 a.m to 9 p.m on New Year’s Eve. We still have yet to learn when the tree will come down, but more details should be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER RINK, 1998. (c) NBC/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

The very first Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree went up in Manhattan back in 1931. It was then decorated by Rockefeller Center workers who piled their money together to buy a 20-foot Balsam fir tree with homemade garlands made by their families. Rockefeller Center then decided to make the Christmas Tree a yearly tradition in 1933 and had its very first ceremony that same year. Since then, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has been a tradition for more than eight decades, and has been a go-to must-see attraction in New York City for tourists and locals alike.

Tune into “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” on NBC on Nov. 30, at 8 p.m ET and 7 p.m C to watch the tree lighting ceremony this year.

 

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