There are less than three weeks until Christmas and many families have started to head out in search of Christmas trees.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for the festivities, the couple watched as Emanuel Ringers and Yuletide Carolers put on live performances.
Preparations were under way this weekend for the decoration and lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
The tree will travel 70 miles by tractor-trailer to Rockefeller Center where it will become the star of the annual holiday season display.
The tree, which will stand in the Blue Room of the White House, won the honor after being named Tree of the Year by the National Christmas Tree Association on Aug. 10.
The holiday season is officially behind us now, and it’s time to recycle that Christmas tree.
“The Department is very pleased to offer this special recycling service,” said Commissioner John Doherty. “Providing collection and recycling options for residents is environmentally valuable and benefits our neighborhoods. “
In a city of small spaces, an apartment building lobby is often an extension of people’s homes. And during the holidays that includes all those decorations. But did you know Christmas trees can be illegal?
Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to take down the Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw it in the trash.
Commissioner John Doherty reminds New Yorkers to remove tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from the trees. Doherty also wants people to remember to not put their trees in plastic bags.
Fire officials say the family was inside when they heard the crackling fire even before their smoke alarm went off.
The Perfect Christmas Tree Farm in Phillipsburg sells 16 varieties of exotic trees, but that’s just part of the holiday experience.
The holiday tree in Mount Sinai will once again be called the Christmas tree, beginning next year.
As the Christmas season approaches, New York City begins its transition into a winter wonderland and few decorations compete with the Rockefeller Center tree.
Christmas trees and other holiday decorations may be pretty to look at, but they also pose a major fire hazard, officials say.