Last month, I told you that my friend Laura’s childhood Norway Spruce was chosen for this years Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York. Laura learned to skate and play pond hockey beside the tree growing up. She watched the tree grow from her bedroom window for 15 years.
It traveled from Vestal, NY to New York City. It arrived on November 11th. Upon it’s arrival it’s a tradition to take some trimmings, and twigs and pass out to the spectators. The tree has been decorated with more than 50,000 Christmas lights and crowned with a star. It weighs about 12 tons, and stands 80 ft tall.
The “91st Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center” tree lighting will air tonight at 8pm on NBC. It will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson with performances by Cher, Keke Palmer, Barry Manilow and others.