The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the world’s most famous holiday tree, will be turned on for the 2012 holiday season on Wednesday, November 28th. The tree is decorated with 30,000 multi-colored energy efficient LED lights, and will burn brightly 24/7 through the week after New Year’s. As always, there’s a live and taped show of FREE music and ice skating performances 7 pm to 9 pm, for broadcast on NBC and internationally. The 80-foot Norwegian Spruce is a Hurricane Sandy survivor — it remained standing in hard-hit Flanders, New Jersey, when nearby trees were destroyed by the storm. Read the full story here.
Tens of thousands of people pack into Rockefeller Plaza and the Channel Gardens for the lighting ceremony. NYCOTC recommends that you avoid the crush and visit the tree another time. It will be there through January 7, 2013.