Holidays in Manhattan: The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
If I only had place to recommend to see during the holidays in New York City, it would be the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.
The ultimate Christmas tradition in Manhattan is the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.
Will it be packed full of people? ABSOLUTELY
But for good reason, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller is a tradition that formally started in 1932. The lighting of the tree is a nationally televised event and one of the fixtures of New York City Christmas landscape
Some fun facts about the tree:
- It's a Noweigan Spruce
- The tallest tree on record was in 1999, 100 feet tall (2012 Height-80 ft)
- The star on top of the tree since 2004 weighs 550 lbs
- The tree is donated every year
- The estimated cost of the tree is $73,500
- The 2012 Tree survived Hurricane Sandy from Flanders, New Jersey
If you've made it to the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center you will also be able to see the ice skating rink, the window displays and decorations along Fifth Avenue, and will have the opportunity to do some world class shopping along Fifth Avenue.
Seeing the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is also a FREE event, no admission necessary.