Monday, December 06, 2010
The tree is UP! I love that in NYC you only need to make the smallest of references to "The tree" and everyone knows exactly what you're talking about.
This year it's a 74ft Norway Spruce from Mahopac, NY. It will be lit up until the week after New Years, when it will be taken down and recycled. Last year the wood was used towards a Habitat for Humanity construction.
There were tons of people out on Sunday night, enjoying the crisp air and lights around Rockefeller Centre. There were people skating, and people shopping, and people just taking it all in.
I was there with my very pregnant friend Sherry and her husband Bryan. I really appreciate that this is a simple pleasure many can do to kick off the season. Not all NY Christmas traditions need to be expensive.