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Rockefeller Christmas tree selected from Orange County village

Posted: 10:19 AM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 10:23:01-04

FLORIDA, N.Y. — Christmas is nearly two months away, but the preparations are underway, and Rockefeller Center has picked their tree!

Rockefeller Center revealed that the 2019 Christmas tree will come from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York.

The Norway Spruce will be cut on Nov. 7 and will make its way down to Rockefeller Center on Nov. 9.

Once the tree gets to Manhattan, it will be wrapped with over 50,000 multi-colored, LED lights and crowned with a Swarovski star.

The tree will be lit up during a live broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and will be on display until Jan. 17, 2020.

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🎄Here it is: The 2019 #RockefellerCenter Christmas Tree 🎄 The Norway spruce hails from the Village of Florida in Orange County, NY. ⁣ ⁣ Each year, Rockefeller Center receives submissions from families in hopes their tree will bring joy to the millions who visit Rockefeller Plaza during the holiday season. We usually select a Norway spruce that is later on in its life cycle, and plant a young one in its place. Once the holidays have passed, the tree is donated to Habitat for Humanity, where it is recycled and used as lumber in their building projects.⁣ ⁣ The tree will be raised on the plaza on Saturday 11/9—mark your calendars!

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