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Nov 10, 2006, 5:56 PM
Expect a lot of hubbub around Rockefeller Center this morning - an 88 foot Norway spruce is arriving from Ridgefield, Connecticut to be the official Christmas Tree. Owner Rob Kinnaird told reporters how he grew up with the 9-ton tree ("My sandbox and glide ride [jungle gym] used to be next to the tree.") and that he was excited for the tree to will be in New York.
The tree should be arriving now; a spike is supposed to be driven into the tree around 10AM and a crane will lift the tree in place at 10:30AM. And the Swarovski crystal tree topper arrived yesterday as well - the star is 9 feet talls and weighs 550 pounds. The tree will officially be lit on November 29 (and there will be performances from Lionel Richie, Christina Aguilera, Better Midler and Sting).
Photograph of the 2006 Rockefeller Christmas Tree being lifted from its old home in Ridgefield, Conneticut by Douglas Healey/AP
Nov 10, 2006, 6:07 PM
Past X-MAS TREES
Nov 10, 2006, 6:21 PM
Waste of a nice big tree
Nov 10, 2006, 6:24 PM
All The Other Trees Are Saying Their Goodbyes, Beacuse After X-mas, It Will Be Dead And Dropped Off In Jersey.......lol
Nov 28, 2006, 8:51 PM
Been away from site due to holiday reasons-
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Hours: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is typically illuminated from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily, except on Christmas and New Year's Eve. On Christmas, the tree is illuminated for 24 hours and on New Year's Eve the lights are turned off at 9:00 p.m.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on November 29, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. The annual event is televised and features musical performances from a variety of popular artists. Typically, the Radio City Rockettes perform and there are also ice skaters performing in the Rockefeller Ice Rink.
Dec 6, 2006, 1:14 PM
Manhattan Christmas (Pure Class)
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
5TH AVENUE (Around)
Window Shopping (Manhattan specialty)
Lincoln Center/ Time Warner Center (The Nutcracker)
THANKS to Flickr.com and great members for photo support!!!
Dec 6, 2006, 3:30 PM
Gorgeous. I feel all warm inside now.
Dec 6, 2006, 3:33 PM
Lovely pictures, what a festive town.
Dec 6, 2006, 5:13 PM
New York City During The Holidays Is The Best!!!!
Dec 9, 2006, 4:34 PM
Very nice! Thanks for posting!
Dec 9, 2006, 4:41 PM
Also check out these awesome shots at SSC (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=417783)
Dec 9, 2006, 4:54 PM
i wonder how many lights are on that tree...
Dec 9, 2006, 10:29 PM
New York at Christmas time is the best!!!
Dec 9, 2006, 10:55 PM
Dec 10, 2006, 3:01 AM
Bailey Fountain, Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn): (http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanshoregirl/)
Dec 10, 2006, 3:10 AM
so beautiful!! in 2 weeks, can't wait for my trip!!
Dec 10, 2006, 7:59 PM
NYC & Christmas fits together like pasta & tomato sauce.....
Dec 10, 2006, 9:09 PM
This is all new. I don't even remember lights like that last year. Cartiers, they do the ribbon thing every year, but I don't think I've ever seen anything that elaborate. Same with GA Plaza- it's amazing to see people expanding the possibilities with LED lights. A lot of these displays wouldn't have been possible just a few years ago.
Dec 11, 2006, 6:42 AM
All the city needs is some snow before Christmas....
Dec 20, 2006, 11:37 PM
Lets not forget about Christmas in NYC! ATOP THE ROCK----You can start to see Bank Of America Tower rise............ keep rising little buddy! :tup:
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