Christmas Tree arrives in New York City’s Rockefeller Center


Holiday cheer arrives early amid pandemic

Holiday cheer arrives early amid pandemic


A 75-foot Norway spruce arrived at New York City’s Rockefeller Center Saturday to serve as one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees.

The tree will be decorated over the coming weeks, and its more than 5 miles of lights will be illuminated at a ceremony on December 2 at 7 p.m., according to NBC, which is broadcasting the event. No in-person spectators will be allowed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the network said.

The tree was donated by Al Dick of Daddy Al’s General Store in Oneonta, in central New York.

Workers prepare the 75-Foot Tall Norway Spruce Tree for transportation to New York City donated by Daddy Al’s General Store on November 12, 2020 in Oneonta, New York.

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Tishman Speyer, the company that owns Rockefeller Center, has said it’s especially proud to keep up the tree tradition this year.

The pandemic has spurred the cancellation of some other New York holiday customs, such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Workers move the 75-foot (23-meter) Norway Spruce which will serve as Rockefeller Center’ Christmas Tree, in New York on November 14, 2020.

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