Rockefeller Christmas tree cut down and headed to NYC

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WHEC) — It’s not from upstate New York this time, but it has been in the past.

Christmas is 44 days away and its already in full swing.

The 79-foot tall norway spruce was cut down this morning and is on its way and expected to arrive to New York on November 13.

50-thousand lights and a star on top will light up Rockefeller Center and ice skaters who were welcomed back on November 6.

This year’s tree hails from Elkton, Maryland, a neighboring city of Newark, Delaware. It marks the first time the tree comes from Maryland and also the southern most state its ever been chosen from.

Upstate New York has a long history of producing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Last year it came from Oneonta.

The 2021 tree will be lit on December 1 in a live broadcast. You can watch right here on News10NBC.