NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Halloween is 10 days away, but New York City is already getting in the Christmas spirit.
The Norway Spruce hails from the Village of Florida in Orange County.
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🎄Here it is: The 2019 #RockefellerCenter Christmas Tree 🎄 The Norway spruce hails from the Village of Florida in Orange County, NY. Each year, Rockefeller Center receives submissions from families in hopes their tree will bring joy to the millions who visit Rockefeller Plaza during the holiday season. We usually select a Norway spruce that is later on in its life cycle, and plant a young one in its place. Once the holidays have passed, the tree is donated to Habitat for Humanity, where it is recycled and used as lumber in their building projects. The tree will be raised on the plaza on Saturday 11/9—mark your calendars!
It will be cut down on Nov. 7 and then arrive in Manhattan on Nov. 9.
The official tree lighting will be held on Dec. 4, with the tree on display until Jan. 17.
It will be adorned with 50,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star.