The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Rockefeller Plaza between 48th & 51st Streets, Manhattan
7-9pm (arrive early)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star. Tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions watch the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony broadcast live across the globe.
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