85-foot Pennsylvania Norway spruce will be next Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania will serve as Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree this year.

Workers cut down the 13-ton tree and a crane hoisted it onto a trailer Wednesday morning for the 155-mile journey to midtown Manhattan. It'll be illuminated for the first time on Dec. 3 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.

The tree came from the home of Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos, about three hours west of New York City. The couple says they love the Christmas season and are thrilled to be able to donate the tree.

The annual holiday event at Rockefeller Center attracts tens of thousands of people and is watched by millions more on television.