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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrival

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November 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza Midtown
New York    + Google Map

FREE

Celebrate the arrival and raising of the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree with a concert with Rock and Roll Playhouse, a  wooden snowflake art project with artist Angelica Hicks, holiday face painting & balloon art, digital and printed photo giveaway with the tree, Norway Spruce tree seed packet distrubution and food and beverage offerings.

Early risers can watch the tree be driven onto Rockefeller Plaza on a 115-foot-long trailer and hoisted into position by a massive crane starting at 8:30 am. Also take a spin on the iconic ice rink 

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