With spooky season ending, the holiday season is starting to make its way to New York City, starting with the selection of this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
On Nov. 1, Tishman Speyer announced that the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been selected. Like last year’s tree, the 2023 tree will be coming from Vestal, New York.
The Norway Spruce stands 80 feet tall and is 43 feet wide, weighing in at 12 tons. The 80-85 year old tree was donated by the McGinley Family.
The tree will be cut on Nov. 9 and expects to arrive at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 11, where it will be wrapped in over 50,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights and crowned with a Swarovski star. This year’s tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29 during the live broadcast “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”
The tree will remain on display until Jan. 13 2024 at 10 p.m., and then the tree will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.