Merry Christmas! Does visiting Rockefeller Center in the bitter cold at the ridiculously crowded time of 7 PM on December 23rd count as adventure travel? Well, it should!
The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is easily the city's biggest seasonal tourist attraction. Yes, the masses love it and so do I. I try to visit it every year. The tree's lights shine so brightly because they are the environmentally-friendly LED lights. The top is a crystal star designed by Swarovski, and it has 720 lights. This year's 76-ft.-tall Norway Spruce hailed from Easton, CT. In 2006, it came from the charming town of Ridgefield, CT, which also happens to be where I am celebrating Christmas.
If you haven't made it to Rockefeller Center to see this tree this year, you still have time as it will be on display until January 7th. I would assume that from Monday, Jan. 4th—Thursday, Jan 7th, it won't be as crowded. Also, it stays lit until 11:30 PM every night, and the later you go, the less people will be there. But even when it's as crowded as it was on Wednesday evening, it's still spectacular.