MANHATTAN— The 2018 Rockefeller Christmas Tree has arrived, kicking off the holiday season in New York City.
The Norway spruce, which stands about 72-feet-tall and weighs nearly 12-tons, made the 65-mile journey on a flatbed trailer from the Wallkill home of Shirley Figueroa and Lissette Gutierrez on Saturday morning.
The iconic holiday symbol was erected by a crane into it's traditional place at Rockefeller Center around 10 a.m.
The tree will be decorated with 50,00 LED lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star.
The Christmas spruce will be lit in a televised ceremony Nov. 28.
Millions of people are expected to visit the tree that will stay up till Jan. 7.