2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrives from upstate New York

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Rockefeller Christmas Tree arrives in Midtown
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Video showed the 82-foot-tall Norway spruce arriving in Midtown Manhattan early Saturday morning.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- The holiday season is upon us, and one sure sign of that is the arrival in New York City of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Video showed the 82-foot-tall Norway spruce arriving in Midtown Manhattan early Saturday morning.

It was set to be lifted into place by a crane later in the day, after a spike is driven into the trunk of the tree with a sledgehammer.

This year's tree is from the town of Queensbury in upstate New York.

It was cut down on Thursday, then loaded a 115-foot trailer and transported to Manhattan.

The tree will be wrapped with more than 50,000 multi-colored lights and crowned with a Swarovski star ahead of a ceremonial lighting on Wednesday, November 30.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be on display to the public through mid-January.

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