Winter is still two months away, but it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas — thanks to a sneak peek at one tradition that’s already underway.
The tree that will light up Rockefeller Center this holiday season has been chosen.
Take a look!
On Monday, the official Rockefeller Center Instagram account posted a photo of the 2019 tree, a deep-green Norway spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York.
“The tree will be raised on the plaza on Saturday 11/9 — mark your calendars!” the caption announced.
But it will be almost one month after that before the tree undergoes the annual transformation everyone is waiting for — the spectacular lighting ceremony. On Dec. 4, a live broadcast on NBC will share that moment with the world.
The tree will be lit each evening between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET, through early 2020. But on Christmas Day, those lights will shine for 24 hours straight.
And after the yuletide ends, this Rockefeller Center Christmas tree — like others in years past — will be a gift that keeps on giving.
If you’d like a preview of the the holiday fun to come, just watch the above clip from last year, when another massive Norway spruce made its way to New York City.