Inside The Origins Of 2018’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree | TODAY


>>>WE ARE BACK RIGHT NOW ON THE BRISK SATURDAY MORNING. WEATHER FEELING PERFECT FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE.>>IT IS JUST A MATTER OF WEEKS BEFORE THE TREE IS DECKED OUT. FIRST THE CREWS HAVE TO PUT IT UP AND STRING THE LIGHTS.>>THE 12-TON TREE IS LESS THAN 100 MILES FROM HOME. THE COUPLE WHO SAID THEIR FOND FAREWELL AFTER DONATING IT COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. THE 72-FOOT NORWAY SPRUCE IS ABOUT TO BE UNINDUCTED INTO THE CHRISTMAS TREE HALL OF FAME. THE TRADITION THAT DATES BACK TO 1931 WHEN THE FIRST TREE WAS DECORATED AND DISPLACED IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER.>>WHEN THE TREE IS LIT, IT DOESN’T MATTER THE TEMPERATURE. THERE SAY SIS A SENSE OF WARMTH.>>THIS HOMESTEAD IS THE HOME OF THE NORWAY SPRUCE.>>WE CALL HER SHELBY.>>EVERY DAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, 800,000 VISITORS WILL GATHER AROUND SHELBY TO MAKE THEIR OWN MEMORIES. NOW SHE HAS MADE HER WAY TO ROCKEFELLER CENTER, SHE WILL BE WRAPPED WITH FIVE MILES OF L.E.D. LIGHTS AND TOPPED WITH A BRAND NEW STAR MADE OF 3 MILLION SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS.>>IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL LONG LASTING MEMORY.>>THAT’S SO NICE. SHELBY IS OFFICIALLY LIT AT THE END OF THE MONTH. THE LIGHTS WILL STAY ON UNTIL 11:30 EVERY NIGHT THROUGH JANUARY 7th.>>YOU CAN WATCH THE 86th ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT 8:00 ON NOVEMBER 28th.>>WE HAVE SURELY AND LYZETTE HERE WITH US. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE SHELBY BEHIND YOU?>>WONDERFUL.>>YOUR LITTLE GIRL IS ALL GROWN UP. YOU WATCH HER ARRIVE. WHAT WILL THE MOMENT FEEL LIKE?>>I’LL CRY. HAPPY TEARS. SHE WILL GET THE JEWELS SHE DESERVES.>>IT’S AMAZING.>>

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