An Opera House to Mitsubishi Estate
Construction of Rockefeller Center
How The Complex Was and Is Being Used
Celebrations are often held in Rockefeller Square. The Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting. This began on Christmas Eve of 1931, when the workers were receiving their paychecks, an unusual prospect at the time. The workers lifted a 20-feet tall Christmas tree, and in 1933, the first annual tradition of the lighting of the Christmas tree. Also, during November through March, Rockefeller Square hosts an ice skating rink.