Let the Christmas spirit ring, by visiting the iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a true crowd-delighter. It’s a large Norway spruce Christmas tree placed annually in Rockefeller Center, in Midtown Manhattan, for over 75 years. The tree is erected in early to mid November and lit in late November or early December. This years tree is 78 feet tall, the second my kids saw it they exclaimed “That is a humungously big tree!”
When visiting the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, be prepared for crowds, and difficult to maneuver around with a stroller. But if you are in NYC during the holidays, you can’t miss seeing this huge tree lit up with millions of lights. If you are feeling extremely festive you can attempt to go ice skating on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, one of New York City’s most celebrated attractions. We avoid it every year though.
It is very difficult to get unobstructed pictures of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree unless you shell over a minimum of $60 to the onsite Rockefeller photography crew. The line was about 30 minutes long but moved fast for a prime weekend night. Our picture package included one printed photo and 6 or 7 digital photos on a memory stick. I absolutely love the photos and would do it again next year, I would just plan to coordinate our outfits a bit better.