Pa. Christmas tree headed to New York City

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								Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrives

Events Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrives

Once the holidays wrap up and it's taken down in NY, the tree will be milled into lumber for habitat for humanity.

Once in NY, the tree will be covered in more than 50-thousand multi-colored LED lights and crowned with a Swarovski star.

It's a sure sign that the holiday season is getting closer: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived in NY!

The tree, which is 50 feet in diameter, will be the 86th to grace the Plaza for the annual weeks-long display and the third from Pennsylvania. The tree will remain in place until January 7, 2018.

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"It doesn't matter how many times you have seen this tree, when you have the opportunity to see it roll in in person, there's nothing that beats it", she told 1010 WINS' Samantha Liebman. He says he's focused on putting the gargantuan spruce into position for the big day.

That height and weight make it a pretty unique challenge for the Rockefeller Center's head gardener.

The tree will be officially lit on 29 November. It will then be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be transformed into lumber for building homes.

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