Christmas tree ready for lights
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 star holiday attractions — the gift of a same-sex married couple.
The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton 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.
The 75-year-old spruce from Wallkill, New York, was donated by Lissette Gutierrez and her wife, Shirley Figueroa, from their home property.