The most famous Christmas tree in the in New York City

It was Christmas Eve, 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, when construction workers at the yet to be built Rockefeller Center site, decorated a 20 ft. tree with tin cans and scrap paper.

Eighty years later, and 54 ft. taller than that first tree, the Rockefeller Center tree was lit tonight and will stay lit until January 6, 2012.

Want to learn more about the tree and the magnificent buildings and architectural beauty of Rockefeller Center? Join one of our Midtown Manhattan tours!