This Year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Has Been Chosen

It’s ready for its close-up at the lighting ceremony.

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The holidays are almost upon us and soon we’ll be surrounded by Christmas decorations galore. If that gets you excited, you’ll be happy to know that the most famous Christmas tree in the country has been chosen: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, that is. Every year since the official tradition started in 1933, a massive tree is displayed majestically in front of the world-famous skating rink. The famous lighting ceremony is broadcast on television and normally features a few celebrity performances. It’s a main New York City attraction during the holiday season, with crowds of people flocking to get a photo opp with the dazzling tree. Let’s face it, even if you haven’t been to New York City, you know about the tree.

This year, the chosen tree is a Norway spruce from Oneonta in upstate New York, according to NBC 4 New York. It will be cut down on November 10 and arrive at Rockefeller Center on November 12—plenty of time for it to be decorated with strands of Christmas lights and the Swarovski star topper. Then it will make its official debut on November 30 during the lighting ceremony. It will remain lit and on display until January 7:

Glimpse the tree in a tweet from Rockefeller Center below, and check it out in its entirety over at NBC 4 New York.