Did you ever wonder what they do with the Rockefeller Christmas Tree every year after they take it down? I feel like I knew this once but I thought I’d look it up again and share it. I found it on a few different sources to make sure it was true because I really dislike sharing incorrect information. 🙂
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree, usually a Norway Spruce tree no shorter than 65 feet tall and using over five miles of Christmas lights, is put up every year the week after (American) Thanksgiving. The star topper is a Swarovski Star.
The tree is never purchased, but donated. This year it was donated by a woman who hated the tree and couldn’t get her husband to chop it down years ago when they bought the property, and she forgot it was even there. She was surprised when the people from Rockefeller Center came to ask her for the tree and decided that they were doing her a favor. No heartwarming story there this year, heh heh.
It’s taken down on January 7th and donated in two parts: as mulch to the Boy Scouts of America and to the U.S. Equestrian Team so they can use it for an obstacle jump.