Rockefeller Center announced the selected 2023 Christmas tree earlier in November and it was officially lit for the season on the plaza this past Wednesday. P.S. its even more beautiful than last year’s!
The tree was cut on November 9th, and arrived at the Rockefeller Center on Saturday, November 11th. The spectacular Norway Spruce hails from Vestal, NY in the Binghamton region.
Erik Pauze, the head gardener for Rockefeller Center and the one responsible for selecting each year’s tree, actually came across this one on his way to check out another option. It tops out at 80 feet tall and is 43 feet in diameter.
The tree lighting ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 29th. It’s decorated with 50,000 LED lights and topped with a Swarovski crystal star.
If you’re wondering what they do with the tree after the holiday season, rest assured it will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.