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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Visiting Hours

The 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was on display until January 13th at 10pm. Check back for more information regarding the 2024 Tree.

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30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
1.212.588.8601
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History of the Tree

For more than eight decades, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. While the lights, decorations, and stars have changed through the years, visiting the Tree remains a quintessential New York experience.

The Christmas Tree FAQs

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There are more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights on approximately 5 miles (8 km) of wire.

Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018, the three dimensional Swarovski star weighs approximately 900 pounds (408.23 kg) and features 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals.

To allow adequate time for it to be decorated before it’s lit, The Tree arrives a few weeks before the official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Check back for more information on the 2024 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and its arrival.

The Tree Lighting broadcast airs live annually on NBC EST. Check back for more information on this year's Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Check back for more information on this year's Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The 2023 Tree came down on January 13, 2024 at 10:00pm.

Visiting Hours

The 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was on display until January 13th at 10pm. Check back for more information regarding the 2024 Tree.

Contact & Directions

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
1.212.588.8601

Holidays

Rockefeller Center and its iconic Christmas Tree are the epicenter of holiday celebrations in New York.
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Habitat for Humanity—A Gift that Keeps on Giving

Continuing a longstanding holiday tradition, the 2023 Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, milled, treated, and made into lumber that will be used for home building. A symbol of hope, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree inspired the children’s book, The Carpenter’s Gift, written by David Rubel and illustrated by Jim LaMarche in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity.

Donate Your Tree

Traditionally we've selected a Norway spruce in the later years of its life cycle, measuring at least 75 feet tall and 45 feet in diameter. If you have a Norway spruce you would like us to consider as the centerpiece for this historic Rockefeller Center tradition, we would love to hear from you.

The Holidays in The Center Magazine

Featuring seemingly as many holiday happenings as there are lights on the Tree, our Holiday Stories cover past and future events here.

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Arts & Culture

Where the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Goes Next

The holiday spirit doesn’t end when the lights come off and the Tree comes down. Here’s what happens next.

Nov 9 2022

Arts & Culture

Meet the Man Who Has Picked the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for Three Decades

Erik Pauze, the head gardener for Rockefeller Center and the man behind the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, gives the inside scoop on bringing holiday magic to 30 Rock.

Nov 1 2023

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