A NJ Tree Graces Rockefeller Center This Christmas!

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New Jersey has provided the tree for the Rockefeller Christmas tree this year.

The Rockefeller Tree in mid-town Manhattan has been a holiday tradition since 1933 when 30 Rockefeller Plaza first opened. Two years earlier, construction workers at the site decorated a 20 foot balsam fir tree with garland, cranberries, and tin cans.

The 80 foot tall, 50 feet in circumference Norway Spruce was grown at the Tree King nursery in Hamilton, Morris County, by owner Bill Varanyak’s parents in 1931. Varanyak’s late mother used to say the tree would one day be on display at Rockefeller Center and dubbed it the “miracle tree.”

It has been in Rockefeller Center, awaiting lighting, since November 14th. A Swarovski star sits atop the tree which has been decorated with more than 30,000 LED lights and 5 miles of wiring. 

The tree will be lit on Wednesday, November 28th from 7 to 9pm. The event will be broadcast on television across the globe and will be attended in person by tens of thousands of people. It will remain lit until January 6th which is the Feat of the Epiphany. Then it will be removed and recycled.


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A very easy post to read and full of worthy information, Great job!

Happy Holiday Wishes to you and yours!

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Nov 27, 2012 05:50 AM #1
Bob Crane
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Hi Wayne and Jean, thanks for the story of the Rockefeller tree, it looks very good for an 81 year old spruce.

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