How Much Does The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Cost?

December 12, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Every Christmas, New York City’s Rockefeller Center puts up a giant Christmas tree. Venessa Wong looked at how much it would cost if you tried to get one for your living room:

  • The ornament on top of the tree comes from the jeweler Swarovski and has 25,000 crystals embedded in it. It would cost $35,000.
  • The 45,000 LED lights would cost just $13,500 – a bargain when compared to retail prices.
  • The tree itself is a Norway Spruce that weighs 10 tons and is 80 feet tall. It would cost you about $85,000.
  • All in all the tree would cost $73,500 – although the Center itself doesn’t have to pay this cost. The tree, for example, is a free donation every year, and this year’s tree is a Hurricane Sandy survivor.

Read more about the value of the tree, and how it compares to other expensive Christmas trees around the world over here.

Source: Business Insider