Christ­mas tree ready for lights

The Citizens' Voice - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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