Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Tishman Speyer co-Chief Executives Jerry I. Speyer and Rob Speyer turn on the Christmas lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rob Speyer Rockefeller Center Tree Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Tishman Speyer co-Chief Executives Jerry I. Speyer and Rob Speyer turn on the Christmas lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

This year’s tree is believed to be about 75-years-old, according to a statement released this month by Rockefeller Center. It weighs in at 12 tons and measures about 40 feet around.

This year’s tree is believed to be about 75-years-old, according to a statement released this month by Rockefeller Center. It weighs in at 12 tons and measures about 40 feet around.

It was cut down in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania and is decorated with 5 miles of lights.

The lights will be on until January 7, after which the Christmas tree will be turned into lumber for the housing charity Habitat for Humanity.

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