Holidays in Manhattan: The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

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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.

For more information about the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

 Christmas Tree Rockefeller Center 2012

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Crowd for Christmas Tree

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Morgan Evans is a Licensed Real Estate salesperson in Manhattan New York specialize in neighborhoods such as: Greenwich Village, Soho, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Midtown West, Midtown East, Nolita, Lower East side, Financial District in Manhattan. Morgan specialize in working with international buyer, high net worth buyers,  parents buying for children and investors buyers. Contact him today by calling (917)837-8869.

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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
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Hi Morgan, I wold truly be a sight to see in person.  The facts were awesome.  Thanks for posting Morgan.

Dec 11, 2012 08:31 PM #1
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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
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Hey Morgan,

When the kids were younger it was an annual tradition to head to NYC for the tree and a show......

Dec 11, 2012 08:53 PM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Morgan -- I've never been to Rockefeller Center during Christmas time --- yet another thing for the bucket list.   

Dec 11, 2012 09:30 PM #3
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Good morning Morgan -

I would think that enjoying the Holidays in Manhattan and at the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center would be a once in a lifetime adventure.  An event not to be forgotten!  Sounds like you and yours are gearing up for a very Merry Christmas in the Big Apple.

Dec 11, 2012 09:48 PM #4
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Joan Cox
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Morgan, would have had no idea how much that tree costs!   This is a spectacular site, and wish I could visit again!

Dec 11, 2012 10:02 PM #5
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No doubt about it Morgan, the tree is a "must see" at Rockefeller Center!

Dec 11, 2012 10:21 PM #6
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Eileen Hsu
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Love to see the tree every year. It is always full of excitement around this time of the year.

Dec 11, 2012 10:22 PM #7
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Kwee Huset
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Hi Morgan, thanks for sharing the great photographs of the Christmas tree and the fun fact. $73,500 for a tree? you can buy a small single family house in North Port FL. Happy Holiday!

Dec 12, 2012 12:32 AM #8
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Beautiful photo but that money could have been spent on feeding the Homeless........just my personal opinion.

Dec 12, 2012 04:16 AM #9
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Hi Morgan,

You are absolutely correect as I have seen the tree at Rockerfeller Center at Christmas time and it is spectacular. It was seevral years ago now but I have a good memory of being there.

Dec 12, 2012 04:42 AM #10
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Morgan Evans
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The $73,500 includes  what all of the lighting, the star and what the tree itself would cost if it was not donated.  Definitely a large sum for sure.

Dec 12, 2012 05:03 AM #11
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Eileen Hsu
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Rockefellar is always so happening in New York city.

Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM #12
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Morgan, I would love to see the lighting of the tree, but I'd also like to ice skate there!

Dec 15, 2012 08:22 AM #13
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