Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrives In New York From Pa.


And Saturday in NY, the giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived on a trailer, CBS reports.

According to CBS2, Rockefeller Center gardener Eric Jose saw the tree seven years ago while attending a football game in State College.

A 75-foot Norway spruce arrived in the Big Apple on Saturday to grace the plaza this holiday season.

Once the tree is all decked out, it will include more than 50,000 lights topped with a star. The tree will stay in NY until January 7th.

"It doesn't matter how many times you have seen this tree, when you have the opportunity to see it roll in in person, there's nothing that beats it", she told 1010 WINS' Samantha Liebman. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on November 29, the story said. The idea for a tree at the center came about after construction workers building the skyscraper there put a Christmas tree on top of the building's frame in 1931.

NBC will donate the tree to Habitat for Humanity so its lumber can be used to build homes.