The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a large Christmas tree placed annually in Rockefeller Center in mid-town Manhattan in New York City. The tree is erected and lit in late November or early December. In recent years, the lighting has been broadcast live nationwide on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center show. The tree, usually a Norway spruce 69 to 100 feet (21 to 30 m) tall, has been put up every year since 1933. In 2011, the 74-foot (23 m) tree was lit on November 30 and remains until January 6, 2012.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is 75 ft (23 m) high Norway Spruce decorated with 18,000 lights.
The first Tree at Rockefeller Center, erected by construction workers in 1931 shortly after the site was cleared.