Can you guess where they found it?

By Alexandra Churchill
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Hard to believe it? Just in time to get you into the holiday mood a little early, the Rockefeller Center in New York City announced this year's choice for the iconic Christmas tree.

On Monday morning, the Center tweeted out a first glimpse of the tree: a magnificent Norway spruce, which stands at 72 feet tall in the town of Wallkill, New York. Believed to be 75 years old, this year's tree has all the makings of a Rockefeller tree: it measures 45-foot diameter and weighs an epic 12 tons.

The tree will be driven to Manhattan and lifted by a crane into place at Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday, November 10. In the days leading up to its public debut, it will be decorated with 50,000 multicolored LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star newly designed by architect Daniel Libeskind.

The annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, starting at 7pm, and will be broadcast nationally from 8 to 10 p.m. on NBC. So if you haven't made any travel plans for this holiday season, consider a visit to Rockefeller Plaza and behold this evergreen icon in all its glory.


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