Uniondale Travel Guide
Everyone knows that Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree has a trademark on the holiday season, but this week we’re ferreting out spruces and firs that might be even better.
You don’t have to go too far outside New York City to see our first contender. In fact, it’s right on Long Island. The folks at the RexCorp Plaza in Uniondale have been setting up a pretty big tree for years, and their 2008 offering is 80 feet tall and offers up 50,000 lights to celebrate the season--and this year it’s their first time using LEDs.
Each year, the “tree officials” look for a specimen that was going to be cut down anyway. The 2008 tree was starting to get a little too close to someone’s house before it was removed and transported to its holiday hangout. It traveled almost the entire length of New York from it’s home in Caanan, right on the state’s border with Canada.
Things became official this weekend with a lighting ceremony, which brought Ashanti and Push Play into town to help out. Unfortunately, after the holiday season is over, it’s going to spend its life as bag of mulch at your local home improvement store. So see it soon!