80-foot Norway spruce chosen as 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree chosen, to arrive in NYC next week
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The 2023 Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center comes from the Binghamton area.

VESTAL, New York -- An 80-foot-tall (24-meter) Norway spruce has been selected as this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and will be cut down and trucked to New York City next week, Rockefeller Center officials announced Wednesday.

The tree will be cut on Nov. 9 in Vestal, New York, and will arrive at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 11.

After it's wrapped in more than 50,000 lights and crowned with a star, the tree will be lighted during a live television broadcast on Nov. 29. It will be on display until Jan. 13, 2024.

The Rockefeller Center tree is one of New York City's most popular holiday attractions, drawing throngs of admirers every year.