The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for 2023 is a majestic sight, hailing from Vestal, New York. Standing at an impressive 80 feet tall and weighing approximately 12 tons, this tree marks a significant presence in the heart of New York City during the holiday season. The tree was set to arrive in New York City on November 11, allowing ample time for its decoration with 50,000 LED lights and a Swarovski star, embodying the spirit of the season.
The lighting ceremony of this tree is a much-anticipated event, marking the beginning of the holiday season in Rockefeller Center. This year, the 91st Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony was aired on NBC on November 29, with Kelly Clarkson hosting and performing, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Historically, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been a source of fascination and joy for many. For example, in 2020, a northern saw-whet owl, later named Rockefeller, was found within the tree’s branches, capturing the public’s attention and affection. After a journey of 170 miles from Oneonta, New York, to New York City, the owl was cared for at a wildlife center and eventually released back into the wild, leaving behind a heartwarming story associated with the Rockefeller Christmas Tree tradition.
Each year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree stands as a beacon of holiday cheer, attracting viewers from around the world and contributing to the festive spirit of the season