Domenica, 04 Dicembre, 2016

Rockefeller Christmas tree lights up NY

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Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:40

Christmas tree delivery is still rare, with National Christmas Tree Association spokesman Hugh Whaley saying he's not familiar with the practice but that he can see how it might catch on in a big city with limited parking, or among the homebound or car-free. The tree is then delivered straight to your door - plus, they'll even recycle it when you're ready to take it down.

This year's ceremony helps round out the National Park Service's centennial year. Plus, unlike some antisocial trees down the street, this Christmas tree has a posse: 57 little Christmas trees, representing US states and territories plus D.C., circle the big tree.

This year's tree is a 94-foot Norway spruce decorated with tons of lights and topped with a Swarovski star made of 25,000 crystals. Just go to ChristmasTreeBrooklyn.com and pick the size tree you want.

The Lumineers, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Chance the Rapper, James Taylor and Yolanda Adams are also slated to perform.

The tree will be lit every day from 5:30 a.m.to 11:30 p.m. until January 7. If you're going on vacation, try to get someone to put some water in your tree.

OK, so the National Christmas Tree may be a little homely, but don't forget that it's at the center of a White House Christmas extravaganza, with musical performances nightly (Dec. 2-22, except December 12 and 19).

The 7.5-metre Norwegian tree was erected at the Market Cross at the weekend and it features loops of bright lights running vertically instead of being wrapped horizontally.

The Capitol Christmas Tree doesn't aspire to the glitz and glamour of its White House cousin.

It is supposed to be the season of goodwill to all men but the chaps - and ladies - behind Shetland's main public Christmas tree were not feeling the love from their townsfolk after the festive fir was branded a "godless eyesore" and "the worst in the country". With one million acres now being devoted to growing Christmas trees, that's enough oxygen for 18 million people daily.

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