22 November 2008

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

The man that gave Rockefeller Center it's tree this year, called it a "Miracle". It was planted in 1931 by his parents after they used it for a Christmas tree when they were younger. And his mother always said that it would someday be displayed in Rockefeller Center for the Christmas tree. The tree for this year is a Norway Spruce.

The original tree placed in Rockefeller Center was placed by workers building the center in 1931.  Officially they didn't light a tree until 1933.  The year 1931 had to be a coincidence for the first one and the one displayed this year.

I have never seen any of the trees in the center myself, but it has to be beautiful.

Have a happy and safe weekend.

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have been to Rockefeller center...in the summer. It is on my list to go back at Christmas time though. Someday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenda, There's nothing like Christmas in NYC. I live right outside of Manhattan and I'm in the city 1 - 2 X a week shopping for my "Glamour Girl" store (women's and little girl's fashion accessories). Please let me know if and when you plan on coming to NYC as I will tell you all the wonderful places to visit and see. Bryant Park, right near the tree, has the most amazing little shops set up in December (all outdoors) with wonderful gifts to purchase and, right in the middle, is a skating pond and in the main building is a lovely restaurant. Oh, I could go on about my "neck of the woods" forever. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've always wanted to go to New York at Christmas time. Those New York people get all the fun stuff! I so wish I lived there. In my heart I'm a New York girl. Funny though because all four of my brothers and sisters were born there. Then they moved to CA and I was born. I'm the only one not from there and the only one that really would love to live there.


Joyce said...

I am originally from NJ so I went to the city often. We actually vacationed there last Christmas and it was such a pleasure to see the tree, the skaters, Bryant Park, the store windows on 5th Avenue - definitely something everyone must put on their "bucket list".

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