US The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, 'a symbol of hope,' arrives in New York City

16:05  14 november  2020
16:05  14 november  2020 Source:   today.com

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New York ’s most famous holiday decoration arrived in Rockefeller Center Saturday morning. Hundreds cheered and snapped photos as the This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree , a 77-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce, is craned onto a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Carol

The new Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, marking the unofficial start of the holiday season.

The 75-foot-tall, 11-ton Norway spruce was cut down in Oneonta, New York earlier this week and began its long journey south to midtown Manhattan on Thursday morning.

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The tree, which was donated by Al Dick, the owner of Daddy Al's General Store in Oneonta, will be lit on Friday, Dec. 2.

“This year, we just feel the tree is vital," said Rob Speyer, president and chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer, which owns the Rockefeller Center complex.

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Workers install the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in Manhattan.

"The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree always represents the holiday season, but it has also stood tall as a symbol of hope, resilience, and New York’s enduring spirit, from the Great Depression to 9/11, Superstorm Sandy through today. 2020 has been a difficult year, but New Yorkers have persevered, and we are determined to come back better and stronger. We are particularly proud to continue the joyous tradition this year.”

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As usual, the tree will be displayed at the plaza between West 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. There will be no public access to the tree lighting but NBC will air "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," a national broadcast of the 88th tree lighting ceremony.

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The 75-foot Norway spruce that will anchor New York City ’s holiday festivities as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been cut down in upstate New York and will soon be headed to Manhattan.

The arrival of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree officially kicked off the holiday season. The 77-foot tall Norway Spruce arrived early Saturday and We’re abc7 NY , also known as Channel 7 on TV, home to Eyewitness News, New York ’s Number 1 news. We hope you love us on YouTube as much

When the tree is fully decorated, it will be glittering with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights strung on approximately 5 miles of wire. It will be topped with a three-dimensional star that weighs approximately 900 pounds and is covered in 3 million Swarovski crystals.

For those who wish to visit the tree in person, visiting hours will run from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. The tree will be lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is far from the first holiday tradition that has had to adjust its plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature virtual elements and pre-taped performances, along with several other "reimagined" aspects, according to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center, which typically welcomes about 250,000 visitors each year, will open Nov. 21 but have social distancing measures in place, and the Radio City Rockettes will not perform their annual "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall.

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