According to Thrillest, construction workers at the Rockefeller site decorated their little tree with cranberries and paper garlands.
The first of many years of this shining holiday tradition — is it really a New York Christmas without the tree lighting?
The festive tree’s first appearance was on The Howdy Doody Show in 1950. Since then, it’s become a mainstay of holiday programming.
1963 marked the first year that the wood from the Rockefeller Christmas Tree display was recycled — we love an environmental evergreen queen!
This show-stopper from 1999 was the tallest tree to ever grace Rockefeller Center at 100 feet tall!
The dazzling display for Christmas 2018 featured light projections of snowflakes on nearby buildings.
The tree was planted by Carol Schultz with hopes that it could one day be the Rockefeller tree, according to the New York Times.
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The 2020 tree had a rough start — the internet had a lot to say about its sparse branches as it arrived in NYC — but it looked grand on the big day!
The Rockefeller Instagram account shared a snap of this 79-foot Norway Spruce chosen to be this year’s tree. We can't wait to see it all lit up!