Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree heading to NYC from Oneonta

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ONEONTA, N.Y. (WSYR/WUTR/AP) — From CNY to NYC, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree came down on Thursday morning. The donation comes from Al Dick of Daddy Al’s General Store in Oneonta. The tree is 75-feet tall, 45-feet in diameter, and weighs 11 tons.

The norway spruce is making its way to New York City on a huge 115-foot long trailer. It will then settle into its new home in Manhattan. It is expected to be raised at Rockefeller Center on Saturday, November 14.

The tree will be erected on Saturday, anchoring New York City’s world-famous holiday festivities at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.

Details about the tree-lighting ceremony will be released in the coming days, the developers said.

“This year, we just feel the tree is vital,” Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer said, alluding to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced the cancellation of other holiday traditions like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Speyer said the company is “particularly proud to continue the joyous tradition this year.”

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