Usually, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree comes from upstate New York, or New Jersey, or even Pennsylvania, but not this year. For the first time ever, they’ve selected tree in the state of Maryland. Next week, the massive79-foot-tall Norway spruce will be cut down and loaded onto a flatbed truck to make the 145 mile trip from Elkton, Maryland to Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. It’ll arrive there on November13th, and hopefully there won’t be a little stowaway this year. Remember last year a little owl hitchhiked in the tree, and was luckily discovered before any harm came to him.
Once the tree is put up, it’ll be decked out with 50,000 LED lights and a Swarovski crystal star will be put on top. The official tree lighting ceremony will be held on Dec. 1st, and will be broadcast live on NBC. No word yet on performers.
The tree will be open for visitors this year, and will lit up every day from 6am-12am.The lights will stay on for 24 hours on Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Eve it will be lit from 6am to 9pm. Click HERE for more info!