This year’s tree is an 85-foot Norway spruce from the Shelton, Connecticut yard of Joseph and Judith Riunyaks, according to Connecticut Post.
The tree is topped by a 9.5-foot, 550-pound Swarovski Star with more then 25,000 crystals and 1 million facets — the largest ever for a Rock Center tree.
The November 28 tree-lighting ceremony, is scheduled to air live on NBC from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to anyone in the public willing to brave the crowds and the traffic to take in the celebrity-studded show. Ahem, that would be us.
The tree will stay in the plaza until January 8, lit daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; all day on Christmas and 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.