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Here’s What Happens to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree When the Holidays Are Over

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Plenty of people celebrate Christmas by bringing a Christmas tree into their homes, but nobody does it quite like the folks at Rockefeller Center. Nearly every year for more than 80 years, a gigantic behemoth of a Christmas tree has taken center stage at the Rockefeller Plaza. 

The tree attracts millions of admirers each year — and for good reason! It’s absolutely stunning. But we all know that Christmas trees don’t last forever. So we started to wonder — what happens after the holidays? When do they take down the tree at Rockefeller Center? And what happens to it after that?