WATCH LIVE: New York's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting 2017

Famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit Wednesday night in NYC


NEW YORK – The Christmas tree in New York City's Rockefeller Center will be lit on Wednesday night. You can watch it live here.

The tree is scheduled to be lit at 8 p.m. ET in New York. Watch the tree lighting above.

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in NYC

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City.

The giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived Saturday. It was raised off a trailer and hoisted into place by a crane. The 85th tree to adorn the plaza is from Pennsylvania this year.

The Norway Spruce was cut down in State College. It’s 75 feet (23 meters) and weighs between 12 and 13 tons. A large spike was driven through the trunk to help keep it in place in the plaza. It will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.

The tree will be illuminated Nov. 29 and remain on display until Jan. 7. It will then be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be transformed into lumber for building homes.

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to come from Pennsylvania

A tree from Pennsylvania has been selected as Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree.

Rockefeller Center officials on Monday announced on their Twitter feed that they selected a Norway spruce from State College to be the 86th tree to adorn the plaza. Information on the tree’s height and owner has not been released.

It will be cut down on Nov. 9 and arrive two days later in New York City, where it will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.

Police: Grinch steals 3 colorful Christmas trees from farm

State police are looking for the Grinch who stole three painted Christmas trees from a central New York farm.

Troopers say the trees were reported stolen Monday from a field at Henderberg’s Christmas Tree Farm in Rome in Oneida County. Police say the trees — two blue ones and a turquoise — are worth $240.

Owner Jay Henderberg told The Post-Standard of Syracuse says this is the first year he has experimented with coloring his Christmas trees using a spray-painted food-grade dye. Henderberg says he was inspired by colorful artificial trees sold at department stores.

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