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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (2022)

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  • Christmas in NYC
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HOW TO GET HERE

The tree is located in the middle of the Rockefeller Center complex between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Regardless of how you choose to arrive, we recommend using this Google Maps link for directions to the tree.

For information on the best spot to take that perfect picture, see our tips section below.


How to Get Here?

By subway:

  • B, D, F and M trains to the 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center stop.
  • 1 Train to the 50th Street stop and walk along 50th Street in the direction of the cars to Rockefeller Center between 5th and 6th Aves.
  • N, Q, or R trains to the 49th Street stop and walk along 49th Street against the traffic to Rockefeller Center between 5th and 6th Aves.
  • E or M to the 5th Avenue/53rd Street stop and walk south on 5th Avenue in the direction of the cars.
  • 6 train to 51 Street Station and walk in direction of cars until 5th Avenue and make a left turn onto 5th Avenue. Walk one block down.

By bus: 

  • Take the M1, M2, M3, M4 or M5 bus to 50th Street. Buses run north and south.

If you are new to the subway system our posts may be of some use to you: Navigating the New York Subway and Which New York City Subway MetroCard to Buy?


WHEN IS THE LIGHTING CEREMONY?

In 2022, the tree will be lit on Wednesday, November 30th.

Note that the exact time has yet to be officially confirmed by Rockefeller Center, but in past years the lights are switched on at 9 pm.

There are no tickets to attend the lighting. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

Before the lighting, beginning at 7 pm, there are live performances by top singers and bands, as well as the Radio City Rockettes.

In past years, performers included Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Dolly Parton, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and more!

We recommend that you arrive by 3 pm, and absolutely no later than 4 pm, though going early is even better since the event is always very crowded.

See below for our tips on where to stand to have a view of the tree and the live performances.


Seeing the tree at other times

Visiting the tree is one of our top free, seasonal things to do at night in NYC.

You can see the tree at Rockefeller Center from November 30th, 2022, until the first week in January 2023.

The tree will be lit daily from 5:30 pm - 12 am.

On Christmas Day, December 25, the tree remains lit for a full 24 hours.

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, the lights will be lit from 6 am to 9 pm.

The best location for that perfect picture is from 5th Avenue at the entrance to the Channel Gardens.

This is part of the Rockefeller Center complex. The entrance is on 5th Avenue between West 49th Street and West 50th Street.

Our Guide to Rockefeller Center has information and a map of the complex and can help you find your way around.

You could also see the tree with us on one of our Holiday Lights Tours of Manhattan.


TIPS FOR ATTENDING THE CEREMONY


Where to stand to see the Tree Lighting:

The tree is located in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The area with views of the tree is very small and will be very crowded.

Again, go early, by 3 pm at the latest if you want to be in a prime location.

You can see the tree from these locations:
  • On Rockefeller Plaza, a short street that is located between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues and also surrounds the ice skating rink (in orange in the image below)
  • In the Channel Gardens, a very narrow pedestrian walkway entered from 5th Avenue between West 49th and West 50th Streets (in green in the image below)
  • You can also see from a segment of 5th Avenue that is between 49th and 50th Street (red star in the image below)

Where to stand to see the live performances: 

The live performances take place in front of the Prometheus Statue in the lower concourse square, which is surrounded by Rockefeller Plaza (in orange in the image above).

In the photo below, you can see people on the lower level, standing near the stage, lit in red. These people are “VIPs”.

This area is not open to the general public. 

To be able to see the performers you must be in the first few rows of people along the north, south, and east perimeters of the rink.

If seeing the performers is a priority you should aim to get there by 12 pm or earlier.

Good to know: 

  • The celebration is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. You do not need a ticket.
  • Aim to get there by 3 pm, and no later than 4 pm or you may not be able to find a spot to see the tree.
  • Street closures for vehicles between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 48th to 51st Streets begin at 3 pm that day, so taking mass transit is advised.
  • Security: no umbrellas, backpacks or large bags are allowed into the event. There are many places where you can store your bags for a few hours. See our post on Where to Store Luggage in New York City
  • If you can't make the lighting in person, it is broadcast on TV live on NBC (local channel 4) from 7 pm - 9 pm. It is also streamed live from NBC and other live stream sources.

ICE SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER AND OTHER RINKS

If Rockefeller Center is out of your budget or just not your scene, there are a number of great places to skate, some for free even (provided you have your own skates).

See our post on Where to Go Ice Skating in New York City.


THINGS TO DO AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER AND NEARBY 

There is no shortage of things to do at or near Rockefeller Center. Here are our suggestions:

Visit the Top of the Rock

Get unparalleled views of New York City at the observatory.

See our post with details, prices, and how to even get discounts.

Note: Top of the Rock admission is included in all 3 New York City tourist discount cards.

If you aren't sure that Top of the Rock is the view you want, read our post comparing the 3 best observatory decks: Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, or One World Trade Center Observatory?


Take a tour of Radio City Music Hall  

This majestic and lush theater can be viewed on a paid tour.

Learn more about the tour, ticket costs, and discounts by reading Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour.


Take a walking tour

We invite you to join our pay-what-you-wish guided walking tour of Midtown Manhattan which includes Rockefeller Center.

If you can't join us, please feel free to enjoy our self-guided tour of Rockefeller Center and also our Midtown Manhattan Self-Guided Tour.


See St. Patrick's Cathedral

Located right across the street from Rockefeller Center, this historic and impressive cathedral is worth a pop in. 

You can also take a St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour.


Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Just two blocks away, this is one of the premier modern art museums in the world. Here's how you can visit it for free!

Check out our MoMA post for the details.


OTHER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES 

See the insanely over-the-top holiday lights of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood.

Shop at the many Christmas Markets in New York City.

Take our New York Holiday Lights Tour (see video below).

See a holiday show!

Look at our Guide to Christmas in New York City for even more information!


HISTORY AND FUN FACTS

Although the first official Rockefeller Tree was lit in 1933, the very first Christmas tree at the center was erected by the construction workers who were building Rockefeller Center in 1931.

This first tree was just 20 feet tall and was decorated with paper garlands, cranberries, and even a few tin cans.

Remember, 1931 was a year in the midst of the Great Depression in America.

But if all the workers could get hold of were tin cans, they were not going to let any obstacle prevent them from celebrating Christmas. (A great history of Rockefeller Center can be found here.)

  • The tree must be at least 65 feet tall and 35 feet wide, but the preferred height is usually between 75 and 90 feet tall and proportionally wide.
  • The tallest Rockefeller Tree in history was in 1999: 100 feet tall!
  • Most of the trees are Norway Spruces.  Because this tree doesn’t typically grow to this size in the New York area, most of the trees are cultivated in peoples’ yards.
  • A helicopter flies over New Jersey and Connecticut to scour the area for potential candidates.
  • There is no monetary compensation offered for the tree if yours is selected.  It is a donation and considered an honor to have your tree as the official Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
  • The tree is only decorated with lights and a star.
  • There are over 30,000 lights on the tree (about 5 miles of strands!)
  • The star used on the current trees was made of Swarovski crystal.  The star is 10 feet tall, weighs 550 lbs and has 25,000 crystals.
  • The tree now uses LED lights.  As compared to the old incandescent bulbs, the LED lights save enough energy every day to power a 2,000 sq ft home for a month!
  • The tree stays up until the Christian Feast of the Epiphany (the official end to the Christmas season).
  • The tree is recycled after it is taken down.  Over three tons of mulch can be made from the trees.
  • In 1942, in honor of the war effort, the traditional large tree was replaced with three smaller trees, decorated in red, white and blue.
  • The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is seen in the films Home Alone 2 and Elf, as well as several others.

Happy Holidays!!


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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The holiday season will begin with the annual tree lighting in the heart of New York City at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, November 30.

NBC News' TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin will host the highly anticipated holiday special and viewers will be treated to festive performances!

To stay informed about the 2022-2023 Tree, sign up for The Center newsletter.

Visiting Hours

After November 30th the Tree will be lit daily from 6am-12am. On Christmas Day, the Tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year’s Eve it is lit from 6am to 9pm.

Contact & Directions

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10112

1.212.588.8601

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History of the Tree

For more than eight decades, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. While the lights, decorations, and stars have changed through the years, visiting the Tree remains a quintessential New York experience.

The Christmas Tree FAQs

How big is the Tree?

The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a 79ft tall Norway Spruce, 46 feet wide and weighs 12 tons.

How old is the Tree?

The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is approximately 85 years old.

Where is this year's Tree from?

The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree hails from Elkton, MD.

How many lights are on the Tree?

There are more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights on approximately 5 miles (8 km) of wire.

How big is the star on the Tree?

Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018, the three dimensional Swarovski star weighs approximately 900 pounds (408. 23 kg) and features 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals.

When does the Tree arrive in New York City?

To allow adequate time for it to be decorated before it’s lit, the Tree will arrive on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

How do I watch the Christmas Tree lighting?

Stay tuned for more information about public access to this year’s tree lighting. You are always invited to view the live national broadcast “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” from home on NBC.

When is the Tree lighting?

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

When does the Tree come down?

This is yet to be determined, but details about when the Tree will come down will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay informed about all the details, sign up for The Center newsletter.

Visiting Hours

After November 30th the Tree will be lit daily from 6am-12am. On Christmas Day, the Tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year’s Eve it is lit from 6am to 9pm.

Contact & Directions

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10112

1.212.588.8601

Holidays

Rockefeller Center and its iconic Christmas Tree are the epicenter of holiday celebrations in New York.

Experience the Holidays in NYC

Habitat for Humanity—A Gift that Keeps on Giving

Continuing a longstanding holiday tradition, the 2021 Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, milled, treated, and made into lumber that will be used for home building. A symbol of hope, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree inspired the children’s book, The Carpenter’s Gift, written by David Rubel and illustrated by Jim LaMarche in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity.

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Donate Your Tree

Traditionally we've selected a Norway spruce in the later years of its life cycle, measuring at least 75 feet tall and 45 feet in diameter. If you have a Norway spruce you would like us to consider as the centerpiece for this historic Rockefeller Center tradition, we would love to hear from you.

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The Holidays in The Center Magazine

Featuring seemingly as many holiday happenings as there are lights on the Tree, our Holiday Stories cover past and future events here.

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The Tree Through the Years

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Meet the Man Who Has Picked the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for Three Decades

Erik Pauze, the head gardener for Rockefeller Center and the man behind the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, gives the inside scoop on bringing holiday magic to 30 Rock.

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How long will the Rockefeller tree stand in 2021? – Celebrity.fm

Don’t worry, you have plenty of time to see the tree (assuming you live near New York… or your parents accidentally left you there alone, Home Alone 2 style) . Last year's tree came up until Jan. 2, 2021 , but it looks like it will be ready and decorated a little longer this year.

Accordingly, where is the Rockefeller tree from this year 2021? Hold the next F train at the station, we're on our way. The New York tree icon hails from Elkton, Maryland this year and has a whopping 79feet high, 46 feet in diameter and 12 tons. On Saturday, it was lifted from its 115-foot trailer and put into place with a crane, and is now ready to decorate.

Next, how long does a tree stand at Rockefeller Center in 2022?

You can see the tree at Rockefeller Center from November 30, 2022 until the first week of January 2023. The tree will be illuminated daily from 5:30 to 12:25. On Christmas Day, December 24, the tree remains lit for a full XNUMX hours.

Where is the big New York Christmas tree? New Yorkers know that the Bryant Park Christmas tree rivals the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and this year is no different. A 43-foot spruce dominates the park, which turns into an ice rink and holiday market during the winter months.

In this regard, how big is the 2021 Rockefeller tree? A Brief Overview of the 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Tree Origin Elkton, MD
Tree height 79 feet
Tree width 46 feet
Wood weight 12 tons
Tree age Approx. 85 years old

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Where do they get a Christmas tree for Rockefeller Center?

The Price family of Elkton, Maryland donated a tree for the 2021 event, the first time a tree has been brought from that state. This year, the tree, first discovered in March, is about 85 years old and weighs 12 tons. This year, the first lighting of the Christmas tree will be open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Who is performing at Rockefeller Tree 2021?

NBC's 2021 Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas TV Show, Dec. 1 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton, Harry Connick Jr., Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, Norah Jones, Rob Thomas . Follow the news to find out more. .

How much does it cost to light a Rockefeller tree?

45,000 13,500 LED bulbs will only cost $1080 - a bargain compared to retail prices. The tree itself is a Norwegian fir that weighs XNUMX tons and is XNUMX feet tall.

What time does the Rockefeller tree light up?

At Christmas the tree is lit for 24 hours, and on New Year's Eve from 6 am to 9 pm. The lighting of the Christmas tree took place at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets, as well as Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The lighting ceremony was aired on NBC on December 1, 2021 at 8 p.m.

At what time is the Rockefeller tree lit?

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit from 6 am to midnight every day except Christmas and New Year's Day. On December 25, the Christmas tree is lit for 24 hours, and on New Year's Eve the lights are turned off at 9:9. On the last day, the Christmas tree will be lit until XNUMX:XNUMX.

In what year was the tallest tree on display at Rockefeller Center?

1999: The 1999 Tree of the Year is the tallest tree on record at 100 feet tall.

How much did Rockefeller's Christmas tree cost?

It's made from 25,000 genuine Swarovski crystals, lightweight and cheap. It weighs an incredible 1.5 pounds and costs around $1933 million. The first tree lighting ceremony took place back in XNUMX.

Did the Rockefeller tree burn down?

The Christmas tree near the Fox News headquarters in New York has been lit up again after it was set on fire and destroyed this week, and many thought they set fire to the tree at Rockefeller Center. The re-lighting ceremony took place on Thursday night during the popular Fox News show The Five.

What time does the Rockefeller tree light up?

Tree visit is one of our top free seasonal nighttime activities in NYC. You can see the tree at Rockefeller Center from November 30, 2022 until the first week of January 2023. The tree will be illuminated daily from 5:30 to 12:25. On Christmas Day, December 24, the tree remains lit for a full XNUMX hours.

What do they do with the Rockefeller tree after Christmas?

Since 2007, after each holiday, the famous tree has been cut down and turned into lumber. The wood is then donated to Habitat for Humanity and the non-profit organization uses the wood to build homes for people in need.

Did a tree burn down in Manhattan?

The FOX News building in Midtown Manhattan was in holiday spirit Thursday night when a new Christmas tree was lit to replace the one that burned down just after midnight on Wednesday.

Who sang with Norah Jones at Rockefeller Center?

The holiday season kicked off with a festive start on Wednesday when Norah Jones and Mickey Guyton sang some holiday tunes at the 89th Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting event in New York City.

Do you need tickets to light the Rockefeller tree?

There are no tickets for lighting. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are live performances from top singers and bands as well as the Radio City Rockettes before the lights start at 7pm.

What happens to the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center after Christmas?

What happens to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after the holidays? Rockefeller Center usually chooses a European Spruce as its holiday show. As soon as the trees fall, the trunks are ground into two-by-four and two-by-six blocks, which Tishman Speyer donates to Habitat.

Who gave the Rockefeller Christmas tree?

This year, Norway spruce, height 79feet and nearly eight decades old was donated by the Price family in Elkton, Maryland.

How long can you skate at Rockefeller Center?

COVID-19 UPDATE: Rockefeller Center ice skating rink will operate with limited capacity. Face masks are required at all times and skiing time is limited to 50 minutes from a scheduled session. The experience is mostly outdoors, but entry will be through an indoor skatehouse.

How long does it take to decorate a Rockefeller tree?

And we always start at the top, working our way down the tree for eight days, ending on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We use 25 light streamers with 25 meter tails spliced ​​on the trunk. This year, Eric pulled down one of the most complete trees ever. We have used about 1,900 streamers, that is about 47,000 brand new bulbs.

In what year did the first Rockefeller Christmas tree appear?

First tree

In December 1931, workers at the Rockefeller Center construction site raised money for a 20-foot Christmas tree because they were grateful for their work during the Great Depression. The men decorated the Christmas tree with homemade garlands, ribbons and tin can ornaments.

How tall will the 2021 Rockefeller tree be?

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for 2021 is 79 feet high and 46 feet wide. According to the Rockefeller Center website, Norway spruce weighs 12 tons and is native to Elkton, a city in northeastern Maryland.

In the modern world, they are trying to move away from the standard traditions of celebrating the New Year

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Now it is fashionable to stand out thanks to an extraordinary approach to organizing decorations and the holiday itself. But the Christmas tree is still the main attribute of the New Year. And each country is unique in its own way.

Three hundred thousand lights and garlands

The main symbol of the New Year must certainly be bright and memorable. Therefore, the most creative organizers of the holiday offer the most incredible options for the New Year tree. Perhaps the most shocking was the Christmas tree, which is attached to the ceiling. She came, oddly enough, straight from the mental hospital. The advantages of such a hanging Christmas tree are space saving and creative perception. This option is especially good if there are small children or pets in the house.

The main New Year's tree of Kazakhstan is traditional and stands on the ground, or rather in Astana, and was lit on December 18th. At the same time, all other New Year trees in the republic shone. In order to save coniferous forests, Kazakhstan has long abandoned live Christmas trees. Now only prefabricated artificial beauties flaunt on the squares.

The only exception is Ust-Kamenogorsk, where live spruce flaunts on the square. It was installed early this year, like the Moscow green beauty - on November 14th. A coniferous tree 22 meters high and 100-120 years old was brought from the Cheremshan forestry. For its installation, a stationary well with a depth of 2 meters 70 centimeters was used. The tree will stand, as usual, until the old New Year, that is, two months.

The Astana Christmas tree was decorated from the heart. These are three hundred thousand glowing lights and garlands, two thousand flickering strobes, five hundred snowflakes and three thousand colorful balls. The lighting used the main color scheme of the upcoming international exhibition EXPO-2017 - blue, red and green. By the way, the Aktobe Christmas tree can compete with the Astana Christmas tree in decoration - a 30-meter artificial Christmas tree is decorated with 118 ornaments, large Christmas balls, as well as light garlands, the total length of which is more than a kilometer.

Traditional

One of the most famous Christmas trees in the world adorns New York's Rockefeller Center near 5th Avenue every year. The first Christmas tree on this site appeared in 1931. It was a modest tree, decorated with garlands, which was put up by the workers who built the building of the future world-famous skyscraper. This is how the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree on Manhattan Island in early December was born.

The tradition of planting a live spruce on the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin is also old and existed even before the revolution, and then was revived in 1996 year. The New Year tree, which is delivered from the forests near Moscow and decorated with glass toys, appeared in the Kremlin every year. Today, the Kremlin beauty is chosen using various modern means, including images from space. In 2016, a spruce 120 years old and 30 meters high was delivered from the Istra region.

In St. Petersburg, the New Year's attribute is annually installed on Palace Square. In 2016, the Christmas tree was decorated with 3,500 balls and 4,200 meters of garlands - this length would be enough to stretch a luminous thread from the square to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

One of the world's tallest Christmas trees is erected in Trafalgar Square, London. Every year, the British receive a Christmas tree as a gift from the people of Oslo as a token of gratitude for their support during World War II. The tree was first brought to the island from Scandinavia in 1947 and has been brought here every year by sea since then.

One of the most luxurious Christmas trees is also located in the fashion capital of Paris. Every year in the famous Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette, the Christmas tree impresses visitors with a new outfit - always extraordinary, but always expensive.

Large and expensive

Well, the largest Christmas tree, which entered the Guinness Book of Records, can boast of residents of the Italian city of Gubbio. A huge (130,000 square meters and over 650 meters high) light installation located on Mount Ingino can be seen from anywhere in the city.

The most expensive Christmas tree in history, according to Forbes magazine, was the 2010 Emirates Palace luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. The cost of this 13-meter tree did not exceed several thousand dollars, but for decoration, the decorators used gold, diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires, real jewelry - watches, bracelets, necklaces with a total value of more than 11 million dollars. Such a pompous celebration of Christmas in a Muslim country seems unreasonable, but the hotel administration was guided not by national customs, but by the requests of wealthy guests.

By the way, Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka is considered to be a specialist in making expensive Christmas trees. So, in 2012, from pure gold, he created a stylized fir tree 2.4 meters high and weighing 40 kilograms, which was decorated with figurines of famous Disney characters. The New Year symbol was valued at approximately $4.2 million. A year earlier, the same Tokyo jewelry store displayed a 12-kilogram golden tree adorned with ribbons, orchid flowers, and gold hearts, each costing around $1,500. The cost of the golden star that adorns the top of the tree is more than 65 thousand dollars, and the total "price tag" is about two million dollars.

Unusual and tasty

There are quite budget options. A Christmas tree was made practically out of garbage, which adorned the square of Kaunas (Lithuania) in 2011. It took several thousand green plastic bottles to create a 14-meter tree. At night, the entire structure was illuminated and looked very impressive. Another Christmas tree from waste containers was installed in Haifa (Israel). Its height was 10 meters, and 5480 plastic bottles were used to make it. Energy-saving LED lamps served as decoration.

A much more unusual source of inspiration for designers was alcohol, or rather alcohol containers. So, near one of the shopping centers in Shanghai, the Dutch company Heineken built a fir tree from 1100 bottles of beer. And in London's Sofitel hotel in 2010, a Christmas tree was installed, decorated with bottles of Louis XIII French cognac. A crystal chandelier crowned the top of the Christmas tree. The cost of this installation was approximately 35,000 euros. And in Lynchburg (USA) a Christmas tree of 140 barrels full of Jack Daniel's whiskey was installed.

Almost every year in different cities around the world there are Christmas trees made from the famous Lego. In 2012, in the city of Johor Bahru (Malaysia), a 9-meter Christmas tree weighing six tons was made from 400,000 LEGO bricks. It took 10 weeks to create. The tree is decorated with more than 300 balls and candles made of light blocks. Another similar spruce adorned St. Pancras station in London. It took almost three weeks and 600,000 LEGO bricks, which are 172 separate parts, which were then connected to each other with a steel rod, to build the Lego Christmas tree, which is 11 meters high and weighs three tons. The tree was decorated with 1200 toys, also made from building blocks by London schoolchildren.

There is also a unique Christmas tree in the Maldives. True, underwater. She is white in winter and as if in hoarfrost. But these are corals that have broken away from their relatives, although they are still alive. They are brought together to grow together and form a new coral reef. The coral tree can be seen from the windows of the underwater restaurant. Colorful fish, stingrays, turtles and other inhabitants of the Indian Ocean “work” as decorations.

In India this year, the Christmas tree got into the Guinness Book of Records. There, four thousand people gathered and with their bodies created the outlines of a festive tree. Prior to this, the “live Christmas tree” in Honduras was the record holder - almost three thousand people took part in its construction.

Rooster tree

There has always been a fashion for a certain design of the Christmas tree. At the end of the 16th century in Europe, it was decorated with gilded potato tubers - a real rarity in those years, flowers and even testicles. A few years ago, monochromatic or monochrome Christmas trees were very popular, and recently we can observe a return to basics - many dress up the New Year tree with exotic fruits, creating a tropical spruce.

According to the Eastern calendar, 2017 is the year of the Red (Fiery) Rooster. To attract good luck, it is necessary to take into account the features of this symbol. Experts advise using natural materials and hand-made decor items with rustic motifs in New Year's decor. Jewelry should be non-trivial: toys made of ceramics, wood, dough, foil, cardboard, colored paper, fabric, glass, metal blanks or wire, garlands and toys made of pearl beads or cones, bundles of linen or burlap filled with wheat grains.

To decorate the top of the Christmas tree, you can weave a nest out of twigs or make it out of hay, where you need to place a decorative figure of a rooster and a hen with eggs made using the papier-mâché technique or sewn from felt fabric. The color scheme is fiery colors: red, ruby, garnet, crimson, coral, as well as gold, yellow, orange, white, milky and brown. It is desirable to make multi-colored rooster figurines from wood, metal or porcelain; they will also contribute to the successful implementation of any ideas and fulfillment of desires. To gain prosperity, you can also sew a linen bag with your own hands and pour some grain into it, putting a treat under the tree near the symbol of the coming year.

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