NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a sure sign that Christmas is coming: The 77-foot tall Norway spruce is on its way to New York City right now to be this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Chopper 2 was over the scene as it was cut down this morning in from the Village of Florida in Orange County.

The 14-ton tree is expected to arrive in Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday.

It will be decorated and wrapped with thousands of lights before the tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4.

MORE: Here’s When You Can See The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrive In NYC!

As Time Out New York reports, the Rockefeller Center tree’s annual arrival has become its own event – just like the lighting ceremony on Dec. 4.

The spruce will come into Manhattan on a giant flatbed truck on Nov. 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Once the tree goes up on Saturday, it’ll be on display until January of 2020.


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