It’s a Christmas Miracle! Rockefeller Center Tree Goes From Sad to Stunning
Talk about a transformation. The 75 foot Norway Spruce from Oneonta, that everyone relentlessly made fun of when it first arrived in New York City, went from a Charlie Brown tree to Rockefeller Center ready in a Christmas miracle.
When the tree was first hoisted in Rockefeller Center, after making the trip from Oneonta where it was cut down, it looked like it had lost some branches along the way.
The jokes rolled in on social media.
"Worst tree I have ever seen there. Who bought it Charlie brown?"
"If 2020 was a Christmas tree!"
"Perfect tree for this year. Looks half dead."
"Yay, the COVID tree is going up."
"Needs a little fluff time is all. Maybe an extra limb, or 12."
"It’s a 2020 tree... tree of no hope."
"I hope they kept the receipt for this one!"
No one is laughing now. The magical tree with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a 900 pound Swarovski Star is stunning.
You can visit the tree for the holiday from 6am to 12am starting December 3rd. On Christmas Day, the lights shine for a full 24 hours. On New Year’s Eve, visiting hours will be from 6 am to 9 pm.
Due to the coronavirus, there will be a tree viewing entrances and traffic patterns, tree viewing time limits, and masks and social distancing will be required at all times.
How to arrive and see the tree:
Learn more by visiting Rockefellercenter.com.