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Rockefeller Christmas tree lands in New York City

13 November 2017

New York's famous Christmas tree has arrived and been put in place at the Rockefeller Center.

Once the holidays wrap up and it's taken down in NY, the tree will be milled into lumber for habitat for humanity.

Once the spruce stands upright, it will be wrapped in more than 50,000 LED lights on around 5 miles of wire and topped with a 25,000-crystal Swarovski star. The installation caps an estimated 240-mile journey from State College, Pennsylvania, where the tree was cut down.

The huge tree is 75 feet tall and around 50 feet wide. The tree will stay in NY until January 7th.

He says he's now focused on putting the gargantuan spruce into position for the big day.

The lighting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29, and the tree will remain on display until Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

Now for a few days, workers will decorate the tree with Christmas garlands.

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

Rockefeller Christmas tree lands in New York City