Rockefeller Center Unveils 2018 Christmas Tree, Its Size Will Make Your Jaw Drop

October 30, 2018Oct 30, 2018

With the holiday season right around the corner, people around the nation are gearing up for all things Halloween, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas! On Tuesday, October 30, Christmas felt even closer than it is with the Rockefeller Center making an exciting announcement. 

They revealed that they have chosen their 2018 Christmas Tree! Every year, the Manhattan Plaza is home to a massive tree completed with tens of thousands of dollars worth of lights and ornaments. 

This year's tree is a massive 72-foot-tall Norway Spruce from Wallkill, New York. The tree is reportedly 75-years-old, has a 45-foot diameter, and weighs around 12 tons. 

The Rock Center NYC official social media account said, "We're excited to announce the hometown of the 2018 #RockCenterXMAS Tree! The 72-foot-tall tree hails from Wallkill, NY. The tree will arrive and be raised on the plaza on Saturday  11/10- mark your calendars!"

Below is the tree:

The tree will be cut down and driven to Manhatten and onto the Rockefeller Plaza on November 10. Then, the massive tree will be decorated with an impressive 50,000 multi-colored LED lights. It will be topped with a Swarovski star designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. 

The official tree lighting ceremony will take place on November 28 at 7 p.m. 

What do you think about the tree? Do you have a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in your community? Let us know! In other recent news, Trump's drastic birthright citizenship announcement has liberals throwing flames across the aisle.