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The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will come from Florida...kinda

Posted at 8:03 PM, Oct 21, 2019

The Christmas tree that will be displayed in the world-famous Rockefeller Center in New York this year comes from Florida...kinda.

According to the Rockefeller Center Instagram page, the Norway spruce that will be displayed hails from Florida — the village of Florida that is — in Orange County, New York.

The tree will be raised on the plaza on Saturday, November 9.

According to the Instagram page, each year Rockefeller Center receives submissions from families in hopes their tree will bring joy to the millions who visit Rockefeller Plaza during the holiday season. Usually a Norway spruce that is later on in its life cycle is selected, and a young one is planted in its place. Once the holidays have passed, the tree is donated to Habitat for Humanity, where it is recycled and used as lumber in their building projects.⁣