In late November or early December, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been raised every year since 1933. This world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City, now traditionally adorned with Swarovski Star that will sit atop of the this years’ Christmas tree will be unveiled on November 20th, at 11:00 a.m, at Rockefeller Center, 49th and 50th Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
Designed by Michael Hammers, Swarovski Star for the 2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is made of 25,000 crystals, with 1,000,000 facets, and it measures 9 feet in diameter and 1 feet deep. The Star weighs 550 pounds, including 300 pounds of crystal panels, and is composed of six outer rays and six smaller inner rays. The star also features energy-efficient LED bulbs and a state-of-the-art computer program.
“The elements of design and craftsmanship of the 2012 Swarovski Star are timeless, and we know that visitors from around the world will enjoy its incredible Sparkle,” said Wayne Page, senior vice president of Swarovski North America Limited’s Consumer Goods Business. “This is the ninth year the Swarovski Star will top the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, we are thrilled to be part of this tradition once again.”
Beside the Swarovski Star, more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights will adorn the 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The official Lighting Ceremony will be held on November 28th and viewers can take a look at the majestic tree till January 7, 2013.
If you want to get closer view of Swarovski Star, the replica of the same will be also displayed in Rockefeller Center. Not only a Star, Swarovski will offer a collection of stylish star-themed crystal jewelry and an Annual Edition Ornament inspired by the design of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Star, which can be bought at the Swarovski holiday kiosk at Rockefeller Center; at Swarovski boutiques nationwide and online.