New York | USA | New York City

Rockefeller Christmas Tree 2009

New York City 2009

Thanksgiving Tour

New York City | New York

04 Dec 2009 | Fri

Day 10 of 11

  • Nathan’s Famous | Coney Island Boardwalk | Astroland
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Brooklyn Bridge NYC
  • New York 5th Avenue | Glass Apple Store | FAO Schwarz
  • Rockefeller Christmas Tree 2009

Rockefeller Christmas Tree 2009

Every year, the iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree is one of the most anticipated holiday events in New York City. The 2009 tree, a 75-foot Norway spruce located in Rockefeller Center, was lit on December 2nd at the annual lighting ceremony. It was selected after a search that lasted all summer and traveled through Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York looking for an appropriate specimen.

Rockefeller Christmas Tree 2009

The tree was decorated with 30,000 energy-efficient LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star made of 25,000 crystals and lit with fiber optics for the first time ever. Tens of thousands of people gathered to see the shimmering display of lights as it illuminated Rockefeller Plaza during the holiday season. It is estimated that over 500 million people from around the world viewed this incredible sight on television or in person throughout its 83-day display period.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a large Christmas tree placed annually in Rockefeller Center, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The tree is put in place in mid November and lit in a public ceremony on the Wednesday evening following Thanksgiving. Since 1997, the lighting has been broadcast live, to hundreds of millions, on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center telecast. The tree lighting ceremony is aired at the end of every broadcast, following live entertainment and the tree is lit by the current Mayor of New York City, the CEO and president of Tishman Speyer and special guests. An estimated 125 million people visit the attraction each year.

The tree, usually a Norway spruce 69 to 100 feet (21–30 m) tall, has been a national tradition each year since 1933.

– Wikipedia Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Leave a Comment