Once the turkey is gone and the black Friday sales are over, there is no time wasted putting up Christmas lights in the big apple. On December 2nd, 2015. NYC celebrated its 83rd year performing the lighting ceremony of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. This iconic NYC tradition brings over half a million people from both near and far to celebrate the spirit of Christmas together.
This year featured legendary performances by Michael Buble, The Rockettes, Mary J. Blige, Carly Rae Jepson, Penatonix, Sting and more. However the main star of the night was the no other than the 78 foot, 10 tons weighing, 80 year old Norway Spruce Tree that lighted up the NYC sky that night.
The event was free for the public and was a first come, first served system in terms of getting close enough to see the performances and the tree. The streets and rooftops were filled with police officers watching over the event after recent Paris and California attacks. Although there were no credible threats made by terrorists, these officers were placed here to make sure that everyone enjoyed the show and soaked in the Christmas spirit.
When asked if the Rockefeller Tree lighting put her in the Christmas spirit, Sierra Kavon from Los Angeles, CA responsed, “Yeah, I’ve been in the Christmas spirit since November!”
The Tree will be open for the public to visit daily from now until January 7th, 2016 when it will be taken down until a new one is picked for next December.
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