New York City 2009
New York City | New York
04 Dec 2009 | Fri
Day 10 of 11
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.
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.