Rock­e­feller Cen­ter Christ­mas tree goes up in New York City

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The Rock­e­feller Cen­ter Christ­mas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City’s most prom­i­nent sea­sonal at­trac­tions.

The 72-foot-tall Nor­way spruce ar­rived on a flatbed trailer Satur­day morn­ing and was hoisted by a crane into a spot over­look­ing the Rock­e­feller skat­ing rink.

Crowds will gather Nov. 28 for a tele­vised cer­e­mony to see the tree burst alive with 5 miles of mul­ti­col­ored lights and a 900pound Swarovski crys­tal star.

The 75-year-old spruce comes from Wal­lkill, 60 miles north of New York. It was do­nated by Lis­sette Gu­tier­rez and her wife, Shirley Figueroa, from their home prop­erty. They nick­named it “Shelby.”

Mil­lions of peo­ple are ex­pected to visit the tree that will stay up till Jan. 7.

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