Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Is Chosen

This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will come from Maryland for the first time ever.

The 79-foot tall Norway Spruce will be cut down next Thursday from a home in Elkton, Maryland. Since it was picked, the now famous tree has been carefully watched by the local sheriff.

Typically the tree hails from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut. The tree will make the trek from Maryland and arrive in Rockefeller Center a few days later on Saturday, November 13th where it will be decorated with 50-thousand lights and a Swarovski crystal star.

The annual tree lighting in Rock Center is set for December 1st, airing on NBC.

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