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The 2017 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Will Be From State College

Sure it’s not even Halloween yet, but as temps drop the Rockefeller Center is gearing up for its annual celebration of the holidays. At the center of the New York City display is one of the most photographed trees each Christmas, and this year’s is from close to home.

The Rockefeller Center revealed this afternoon that State College is the home of the next massive Norway Spruce that will decorate Midtown Manhattan this year.

The Rockefeller Center dropped a few hints on Twitter throughout the day as it teased the announcement of where the massive tree currently roots. Trained eyes can see Beaver Stadium looming in the background of the initial tweet and photo of the tree, but the hints got more and more specific for those who missed that nugget.

Spotted: Beaver Stadium.

Here are some other hints posted on the Rockefeller Center account before the announcement was made:

Crews will cut down the pine on November 9 and transport it to New York, arriving on November 11. Once erected and decorated, the annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on November 29.

The tree will remain on display until January 7, at which point it will be taken down and turned into lumber that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. So not only will the State College spruce be the center of attention for millions of holiday visitors, but also the support system for a family in need.

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