Swarovski Star Tops 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Posted on November 18, 2013

Swarovski Star being placed atop 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Swarovski Star tops the 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for the 10th consecutive year this holiday. The star was raised atop the 76-foot-high Norway Spruce tree on November 14th. The Star weighs 550 pounds and measures 9.5 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet deep. It includes 300 pounds of crystal panels. Swarovski also has the Star as a holiday decoration and Christmas ornament this year, see here.

The Star is illuminated by 720 LED bulbs on 3,000 feet of wire. The Star was tested for 1,200 hours by a team of nine artisans to ensure it will withstand any wintry conditions over the holidays. The Star was created for the Rockefeller Center tree in 2004 and updated in 2009 to add dynamic light movement.

The 81st Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 4, from 7 to 9p.m. It will be televised live nationally on NBC from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Photo: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swarovski