NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived in New York City on Saturday ahead of the annual tree lighting ceremony in a few weeks.
The 75-foot-tall Norway spruce was trucked from upstate early Saturday morning and arrived at Rockefeller Center, where it was lifted up by workers onto a stand as spectators watched.
"It's very uplifting this time of year in our world, our pandemic, something positive is taking place and marks the season," said Sally, who was visiting from Florida.
The tree will be decorated, including with more than five miles of lights, over the coming weeks.
The annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.
However, in-person spectators won’t be allowed on Rockefeller Plaza this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Al Dick of Daddy Al's General Store in Oneonta donated the tree this year. It was cut down this past week ahead of the trip to Manhattan.
Tishman Speyer, the company that owns Rockefeller Center, said it was proud to keep the tradition alive this year since other events, like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, have been canceled due to the pandemic.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.