Iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is coming to New York: ‘It’s a special tree’

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Iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is coming to New York: 'It's a special tree'
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As of Saturday, the holiday season is officially underway in New York after the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived in the Big Apple on Saturday after a 200-mile hike.

Despite light rain on Saturday, about 100 people watched the 82-foot Norway spruce tree being hoisted into place at Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday afternoon.

The tree is approximately 90 years old and comes from Queensbury, NY.

Its lighting ceremony is scheduled for November 30.

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up after arriving in the plaza in New York on Saturday, November 12.
(Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Neil Lebowitz, whose family donated this year’s tree, told the New York Post that the tree was donated “in the hope that everyone would enjoy it.”

“To me, it was just a beautiful tree,” Lebowitz said. “Now it’s a special tree. Everyone in the world can enjoy it.”

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Was Put Up After Arriving In The Plaza In New York On Saturday, November 12.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up after arriving in the plaza in New York on Saturday, November 12.
(Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The lower branches of the tree are said to be 50 feet in diameter.

When fully decorated, the tree will be covered in 50,000 multicolored lights and topped with a Swarovski star covered in three million crystals.

New York's Christmas Tree Lights Shine On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2021, At Rockefeller Center In New York City.

New York’s Christmas tree lights shine on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2021, at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
(Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

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After Christmas, the tree will be turned into lumber to be donated to Habitat for Humanity, according to the Associated Press.

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