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    2016 Rockefeller Tree Lighting: A New York Tradition

    By Zach Kane | December 21, 2016

    Every year a Christmas tree is lit up in Rockefeller Center in New York City, kicking-off the start of the holiday season and a hallmark for the city. This year I was fortunate enough to attend the annual tradition and captured video of the celebration and musical performances. More than 45,000 multi-colored lights illuminated the 94-foot Norway spruce from Oneonta, New York. A nine-foot star adorns the top of the tree, weighing 550 pounds and covered in 25,000 Swarovski crystals. The selected tree is generally donated to…

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