Beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Tree arrives in Rockefeller Center
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has officially arrived. The massive, 77-foot, 14-ton Norway spruce made its debut in Manhattan Saturday morning.
It was cut down Thursday morning in the village of Florida, in New York's Orange County.
Florida resident Carol Schultz had bought the sapling back in 1959 and put it on a table. She planted it in her front yard after the Christmas season and watched it grow through the years.
Schultz and her companion, Richard O'Donnell, went onto Rockefeller Center's website in 2010 and entered the tree into the selection pool. They learned earlier this year that it had made the cut.
Now in placed at Rockefeller Center, the tree will be decked out in more than 50,000 multicolored lights and crowned with its iconic star.
The lighting will be held on Dec. 4.
AP wires contributed to this report.