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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

For over seven decades, the Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York - Best Time
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Mickaël T.

There's nothing more iconic about the Christmas season in New York than the giant tree in Rockefeller​ Center. The Norway spruce looks unbelievably picturesque in its full attire towering above the street and the ice rink. Although it's put up in early ​November, the lighting ceremony is held only in late November after Thanksgiving Day. This event is accompanied by live entertainment that gathers thousands of revelers each year. The long awaited 'big moment' comes when the sparkling lights come alive while the crowd collectively awws in unison. But don't worry if you miss the ceremony, the beautiful tree will still be there up until early January.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York - Best Season

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