Tonight is the tree lighting of the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City and NBC is broadcasting the special Christmas In Rockefeller Center. Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live are helping to light the tree tonight and the show will go on, rain or shine. So, when is the tree up until for every day viewing? Get all the details below.
TREE VIEWING DATES: November 30 – January 7, 2017
LOCATION: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
TREE HEIGHT: 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway Spruce from Oneonta, New York.
FINAL DAY ENDING TIME: The tree viewings will close for the holiday at 9 p.m. on January 7, 2017.
DAILY LIGHTING TIMES: According to NBC New York, the tree will be lit each day from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET.
CHRISTMAS DAY LIGHTING TIMES: Christmas Day is special and the tree will be lit around the clock for 24 hours this day.
TREE AGE: 90 – 95 years old.
TREE WEIGHT: NBC reports the tree at a weight of 14 tons.
DECORATION & LIGHTS DETAILS: There are 50,000 lights on 5 miles of wire, wrapped around the tree. Atop the tree is a Swarovski star.
AFTER THE TREE IS TAKEN DOWN: So, what happens to the tree when it is taken down? According to NBC New York, the tree is milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.