There’s nothing quite like going out in the woods with your family in the freezing cold and finding the fir tree that you and yours feel like adopting for the holiday season. We decorate them, put lights on them and cover them with tinsel and then sit and admire our handiwork with a cup of hot cocoa in hand before we all go to bed; cold, exhausted and extremely content. Why? Because it’s the holiday season and there’s just something about getting that tree that makes the Season of Giving feel like its’ finally, actually here. That’s been my experience with my family for the past 20 years but this year I’m going to be able to experience that tree lighting with a whole different family; all the people in New York City. Or, at least the ones that go to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting which, I’m sure, will be a holiday event to remember.

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting – Everything You Need to Know

To tell the truth, I’ve never been to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, but, I have seen it on TV and it looks amazing. That’s why I’m so excited to go this year (and it’s only two weeks away!). The tree will be lit on Wednesday, December 3rd and will feature live performances from 7pm to 9pm at Rockefeller Plaza. The event is also free, which is great, but if you don’t enjoy large crowds you may want to watch the lighting from the comfort of your home. With over 10,000 people expected to be in attendance this year Rockefeller Plaza is sure to be packed with people. Nonetheless, I’m still planning on going to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting because it seems like an event that you have to attend at least once in your life (especially as a New Yorker).

It’s such a tradition in New York (going on 70 years now) and the amount of good the tree does after it is taken down on January 7th is something that truly embodies the Season of Giving. After January 7th that tree will be used as lumber for home-building. So, if you want to kick off your holidays with the greatest of all holiday symbols, then you may want to go check out the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 3rd. We’re sure it won’t disappoint.

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