It's that time of year again when the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree takes center stage and ushers in the holiday season with its majestic beauty.

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This year's tree, sourced from Vestal, New York, is a sight to behold, standing tall at 80 feet and weighing an astonishing 12 tons. The tree is 43 feet in diameter and is believed to be 80 to 85 years old. The tree was donated by the McGinley family.

On November 9, 2023, the Norway Spruce from Vestal will be cut, before making its way to Rockefeller Center, arriving at the Rockefeller Center Plaza on Saturday, November 11.

Once the tree arrives at Rockefeller Center, it will undergo a dazzling transformation, wrapped in over 50,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights and adorned with a stunning Swarovski star. Finally, the tree will be revealed in all its splendor during the live broadcast of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" on November 29, 2023.

Visitors will be able to marvel at the beauty of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree from its debut until January 13, 2024, at which point it will be taken down at 10:00 p.m. When the tree is taken down, it will be milled into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has acquired iconic status as a symbol of holiday joy, unity, and goodwill. It serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us of the basic human values of peace, love, and generosity. Year after year, millions of visitors flock to Rockefeller Center Plaza to witness the tree's spellbinding beauty. The 2023 tree from Vestal, New York will continue the legacy of the awe-inspiring Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

The arrival of the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree marks the beginning of the holiday season in New York City.  The tree's height, weight, and beauty make it a true giant among trees, making it a fitting representative of the season's magnificence.

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