What to Know
- This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is a Norway spruce from State College, Pennsylvania
- It'll be cut down on Thursday, Nov. 9, arrive in the Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 11, and be illuminated on live TV in a special on Weds, Nov. 29
- The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up in 1931 by workers building the complex during the Great Depression
Ladies and gentleman, the 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been chosen.
The Norway spruce, which will be the 86th tree to grace the Plaza for the annual weeks-long display, will come from State College, Pennsylvania, Rockefeller Center announced Monday.
Details on the tree's height and owners weren't immediately released. It will be cut down on Thursday, Nov. 9, and arrive at Rockefeller Center on Saturday, Nov. 11. After being adorned with more than 50,000 multi-colored lights and crowned with the iconic Swarovski star, the tree will be illuminated for the first time during a live television broadcast on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
It'll be on display until Jan. 7, 2018.
Last year's tree, a 94-foot Norway spruce from Angie and Graig Eichler in Oneonta, was the second largest ever chosen for the holiday celebration.
The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up in 1931 by workers building the complex during the Great Depression. The first official tree lighting there was in 1933.