VIDEO:The first Christmas tree in New York was lit on for the first time last night!

New York has started preparations for the winter holidays. Rockefeller shopping center lit on the Christmas tree at midnight, November 30.

And it’s not about any tree, but one particular – brought directly from the courtyard of one of the first firefighters who responded to the call for help came on 11 September 2001 at the World Trade Center towers.

Besides the crowd gathered to admire the tree, the event was attended by stars including Kylie Minogue, Jessica Simpson, Charlie, Susan Boyle, Josh Groban, Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Katherine Jenkins, Annie Lennox, and the mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg.

Peter Acton firefighter says he has not thought any moment the tree in his yard will come to adorn the famous shopping center.

“People kept saying that my place is at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, but we have not paid attention. My wife does not believe even now that this is our tree, ” told firefighters.

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Posted by M Cosmin on Dec 1 2010. Filed under Entertainment, Featured News, US, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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