Christmas From Oneonta to New York
It wasn't too long ago that if you wanted to find Christmas in Binghamton, you would have to go to a Christmas specialty store like Holiday House or World of Christmas. When I would go on vacation to Wildwood, New Jersey with my family, and as a kid, I'll never forget a restaurant that was 100% dressed in Christmas lights year round. It was the coolest place in the world. I love Christmas.
In just a couple of weeks, NBC celebrates the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree with “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, November 30.
NBC’s “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The special will feature dazzling holiday performances from Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, the Radio City Rockettes and more.
You may have read in Traci Taylor's post, that the 84th annual tree lighting will feature a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, New York. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.
I don't know if I'm more excited about the tree this year or seeing my faves, Dolly, Garth and Trisha on the show.
And just so you know, you can join us in New York to experience the beauty of our "local tree" on one of our Holiday Buses heading to the city on Sunday, December 11th. Click HERE to find out more. Space is very limited. Now you'll have to excuse me while I go enjoy some warm eggnog.