In the summer you can dine here under the stars. The world’s most popular Christmas Tree takes center stage at Rockefeller Center during the holidays. An 81-foot Norway Spruce from Northern New Jersey was chosen for last year’s tree.
This tradition dates back to 1931, in the height of the Great Depression, when workers building Rockefeller Center tried to lift their Christmas spirits. They placed a small, unadorned evergreen on the muddy site and a tradition was born.
After taking a year off, another tree -- decked out in 700 lights -- was put up in 1933. The largest Rockefeller Center tree was a 100-foot Norway spruce and the shortest was a 50-foot pine.