New York City: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
December 23, 2015 4 Comments
The lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree kicks off the holiday season in New York City. A procession of horn-blowing angels leads up to a perfect view of this year’s 78-foot-tall, 10-ton Norway Spruce. The tree overlooks a gold statue of Prometheus and the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink. The tree is traditionally lit on the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving. It is decorated with 30,000 lights strung over 5 miles of wiring. It is topped by a 9.5-foot Swarovski crystal star that contains 25,000 crystals sparkling with one million facets. The tree is taken down after the New Year, and the wood is recycled into lumber for homes built by Habitat for Humanity. What a spectacular Christmas tree and holiday decorations!