5. There Wasn’t Always Just One Rockefeller Christmas Tree at a Time

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Imagine if there was not just one tree at Rockefeller Center, but many? That has happened before. In 1936, three years after the first tree lighting ceremony there were two trees of about 70 feet tall. It was also the first year the Rockfeller Center Outdoor Ice Skating Pond was open and a skating pageant took place. Then, in 1942, there were three trees placed to support the troops in World War II. One was decorated in red, one in white, and one in blue.