Rockefeller Center is officially the most festive spot in town. Lines are already forming to see the Rockefeller Center Tree (socially distanced of course), and there are more barricades than in past years, but visitors will also discover holiday music and life-size wooden soldiers leading the way.
This year’s tree is a 75-foot-tall, 11 ton Norway Spruce from Oneonta, New York. It’s illuminated with 50,000 multicolored LED lights with a bright star on top. And while the public is being allowed to visit the tree in person, a “live tree cam” has also been set up.
The tree is lit daily from 6am to 12 am from Dec 3rd through early January. Ice skating is also available at the base of the tree with several restaurants nearby.