Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony Features Oneonta Tree
There she stands tall and proud. The Oneonta Norway Spruce has come a long way, all the way to Rockefeller Center.
The 84th tree lighting ceremony is November 30 with a star-studded lineup. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales of NBC's Today Show will host America's annual tree-lighting tradition.
The Oneonta tree is estimated to be 90 to 95 years old and at 94 feet is the second tallest tree to be chosen as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. She'll be ensconced in 5 miles of multi-colored LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star made of 25,000 crystals. This is only fitting as about 800.00 are expected to see her after the official lighting ceremony on Nov. 30. During the ceremony, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, and The Voice season nine winner Jordan Smith will all serenade her, and the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes complete the special event.
The 2016 tree from Oneonta will be lit and on display on the Rockefeller Center Plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues until 9 pm from November 30 until January 7.
[Information from Today]