7. The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED’s which are powered by solar panels.
8. 24.5 million farm-grown Christmas trees were purchased in the United States in 2012, with a real market value of $1.01 billion.