Christmas Tree Goes Up At Rockefeller Center [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports:

Approximately 90 years after it first sprouted to life on a quiet piece of land in Elkton, Maryland, a 79-foot Norway Spruce arrived in Midtown Manhattan this morning to assume its role as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

The tree, which weighs about 12 tons and made the 140-mile journey from Maryland on a 115-foot flatbed trailer, comes courtesy of Devon and Julie Price, who lived as its neighbors for more than 30 years before donating it to the city.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas will be strung with some 50,000 colored LEDs, topped with a 900 pound Swarovski crystal star, and lit on December 1st as part of a televised special.

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