What's 75 feet tall & 45 feet wide & weighs 22,000 pounds naked?

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree!!!

  • It's 75 feet tall, and 45 feet wide.
  • It's a Norway spruce from Oneonta, New York.
  • It weighs 11 tons (give or take)
  • It will be dressed up with over 50,000 multicolored LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star
  • The star, which was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018, weighs about 900 pounds and features 3 million crystals
  • When the tree comes down sometime in January, the wood will be milled into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity builds much more than houses. Together, we’re helping families build

When is the Rockefeller Center tree lighting?

The Rockefeller Center tree lighting festivities start at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

How to watch the Rockefeller Center tree lighting:

Due to pandemic and social distancing restrictions, there will be no public access to the plaza for the lighting ceremony. So stay home and tune in on Dec. 2 from 8-10 p.m. EST on NBC, as TODAY anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker host the festivities.