News 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in NYC By JAMIE REYSEN firstname.lastname@example.org November 6, 2015 11:37 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It's the most wonderful time of the year: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived in New York City. The 10-ton, 78-foot spruce was raised and put in its place at Rockefeller Center ahead of the tree lighting on Dec. 2. The tree will stay up until Jan. 7, at which point it will be given to Habitat for Humanity as lumber. Scroll down to see photos of the tree raising. The Asendorf and Puchalski family donated the Norway spruce. Photo Credit: Twitter / @RockCenterNYC Santa and Wrangler were on hand for the big day. Photo Credit: Twitter / @RockCenterNYC Crowds lined up to see this year's tree for the first time. Photo Credit: Twitter / @RockCenterNYC This harness helped to raise the massive tree. Photo Credit: Twitter / RockCenterNYC This tree is gigantic! Photo Credit: Twitter / RockCenterNYC And it's up! The tree will be at Rockefeller Center until January. Photo Credit: Twitter / RockCenterNYC By JAMIE REYSEN email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic See photos of the Rockefeller Christmas tree through the yearsThe tradition began in 1931. Secrets of Rockefeller CenterFacts about the original "city within a city." Holiday gift ideas for foodies, die-hard New Yorkers, moreGo forth and shop! Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.