It’s Official!

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The 2013 Rock­e­feller Tree has arrived!!!  There is some­thing about this won­derful day that makes one realize the hol­i­days are approaching…and quickly!

Rockefeller TreeThe 76-​​foot Norway Spruce will take a month of dec­o­rating before all 45,000 LED lights will shine, shine, shine.  This is the second year Shelton, Con­necticut, has pro­vided New York City with their Rock­e­feller Tree.

Here’s how it all started:  During the Depression-​​era, after con­struc­tion workers cleared the area to build Rock­e­feller Center — they brought in their own 20-​​foot tree dec­o­rated of cran­ber­ries, tin cans and paper gar­land.  This was not just a “Christmas Tree” it sym­bol­ized beauty and hope for the years to come in a time of dis­parity for most.  And so the tra­di­tion began (skipped in 1932 due to con­struc­tion) it was erected once again in 1933 and every year since.

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After being tele­vised in 1951, people around the world now enjoy this tra­di­tion and how sym­bolic it is for unity and true hol­iday spirit.

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In 2004, German artist Michael Ham­mers, designed the Swarovski Star Tree Topper.  With a diam­eter of 9.5 feet and weighing in at 500 lbs, it is quite the site to see all the way from the base about 80 feet below.

Rockefeller Swarovski Star

Tree Lighting on December 4, 2013 and will remain through Jan­uary 7, 2014


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