Visit The Rockefeller Tree This Holiday Season

Rockefeller Center christmas tree with the trumpeting angels in the photo

Holiday season is here! Finding outdoor activities close to your Glenwood apartment for you and your family will help make lasting memories! Visiting the Rockefeller Tree this year is a fun, distanced activity that is enjoyable for all! If you saw pictures of the tree when it first arrived, you may know it came in looking a bit disheveled- but don’t fear, it has gotten branch extensions (yes apparently that is a real thing!) and it now looks full and beautiful. Keep reading to find out more about visiting the tree this year.

History Of The Rockefeller Tree

1936 photo of the Rockefeller Center skating rink and christmas tree
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This is Rockefeller Center’s 89th annual Christmas Tree! The first tree was back in December of 1931. The workers paid for a 20-foot-tall tree to lift spirits! They even created their own tree ornaments and garlands. Holiday cheer can lift spirits- which is especially important this year! 

When To Visit

The 75-foot tree will be on display through the beginning of January and you can visit from 6am to 12am. On New Year’s Eve, you can only visit until 9pm. It can get crowded, so if you have the chance to visit during an hour that isn’t so popular, try that to get the closest and best view possible!

The multiple christmas trees at Rockefeller Center
Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center, New York, USA – Christmas Holidays Background
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Where Did This Year’s Tree Come From

This year’s tree is 82 feet tall and came from Queensbury, New York! When the tree is taken down, the wood becomes used for Habitat For Humanity. Then, the search for the following year’s tree begins again- it takes months to locate the perfect tree! 

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