If you remember 2020’s anticlimactic arrival, you can imagine New Yorker’s excitement when they saw this year’s promisingly plump tree stood up in Rockefeller Center Plaza.
And though there were some hilarious reactions from “thinner than normal” trees from years prior, it’s refreshing to see the iconic symbol of the holiday season return with its rightful glory upon first impression.
And if you’re still one of those who thinks it looks underwhelming, just you wait until its all fluffed up and decked out!
After being unwrapped, the tree can now enter our favorite phase—decoration time! This year’s tree will twinkle in more than 50,000 LED lights (totaling about five miles of wire) and be topped with a sparkling Swarovski star covered in three million crystals.
Here’s a first look at it getting set in place in the plaza where it will remain for the entire holiday season: