The Tree at Rockefeller Center

The 80th Annual Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center made it to its destination and it's UP! Now crews will work on adorning it with 45,000 energy-efficient LED lights. The tree was unveiled on the NBC Today Show. After Sandy, this years 80-foot tall spruce is from Mt. Olive, New Jersey, which will make for a extra special tribute & holiday season! The nationally televised tree lighting ceremony this year is set for Wednesday, November 28, on NBC. But did you know, the first unofficial Christmas Tree was set by the construction workers building Rockefeller Plaza during the Great Depression in 1931. There was no tree up in 1932. The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933, the year the 30 Rockefeller Plaza opened. After being taken down, the tree is  recycled for a variety of uses, for example: furnish lumber for Habitat for Humanity house construction. My Godmother use to bring me to the City to see the tree when I was growing up in Jersey. In 2003, I flew up to NYC from Miami to see the tree lighting...

 Now this my friends... IS a TREE! Funny - I shot this pic the day after Jeff surprised me in New York (and it snowed!) We were split for 2 months, and he flew up on December 3rd to profess his love to me and 6 years later, we were not only married in NYC, but we had our wedding dinner with our moms at the Top of the Rock at The Rainbow Room Grill. The next day, we flew off to Italy for our 10 Day Honeymoon. Life is funny...

The first tree at Rockefeller Plaza 1931.

This years tree...

From tweet pics at Rockefeller Center @rockcenternyc
The tree's journey from Jersey...

Can't WAIT to see it lit - Wednesday November 28th!

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  1. Can't wait to see it in person either!! I'm sure I'll be up there more than once. Rockefeller center and area are so gorgeous during the Christmas season.

  2. I so enjoy watched the lighting on TV and look forward to the music each year!!! Have a great weekend.

  3. ooow! Can't wait to see it alive :)) i really like the christmas tree at Rockefellar!



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