NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has ushered in the holiday season with the arrival of a 79-foot Norway spruce that will serve at Rockefeller Center as one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees. The 12-ton tree was trucked in Saturday morning from the Price family home in Elkton, Maryland. It’s the first time the tree has come from that state since the tradition began eight decades ago. The lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 1. The spruce will be adorned with more than 50,000 multicolored lights and topped with a 900-pound star with 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals.
Photo: The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 79-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce from Elkton, Md., pulls into Rockefeller Plaza on an oversize flatbed truck, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in New York. This is the first Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree from Maryland, it will be decorated with 50,000 lights and lit for the season on Wednesday, Dec. 1. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)