Christmas tree arrives in Rockefeller Center

Dazzling Rockefeller Center Christmas Trees From Years Past

Dazzling Rockefeller Center Christmas Trees From Years PastAP

It's a sure sign that the holiday season is getting closer: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived in NY!

The 75-foot-tall Norway spruce was cut down Thursday and arrived in NY around 8 a.m.

The tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights and a Swarovski Star. It was cut down in State College, Pennsylvania and is the 85th tree to be displayed at the Rockefeller Plaza during the holiday season. The tree will remain in place until January 7, 2018.

Last year's tree, a 94-foot Norway spruce from Angie and Graig Eichler in Oneonta, was the second largest ever chosen for the holiday celebration.

A worker cleans up after a spike was placed into the base of the 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. It's 75 feet tall and weighs between 12 and 13 tons. The first official tree lighting was in 1933.

NBC will donate the tree to Habitat for Humanity so its lumber can be used to build homes.

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