Tree raised in Rockefeller Center 1961, Tree raised in Rockefeller Center 2009. Click below for more old photos from Christmas in NYC (trust us, you'll enjoy!)
Christmas Rush at Macy's 12/13/1947. © Bettmann/CORBIS
Derrick Lifting Rockefeller Center Tree 12/9/1946 © Bettmann/CORBIS
A 76-foot Norway spruce Christmas tree is prepared to be raised by workers in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center on November 12, 2009 in New York City. The tree, which is from Easton, Connecticut, will be officially unveiled in a lighting ceremony on December 2nd. The first Christmas tree to be placed in Rockefeller Center was put up in 1931.Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America.
The Martin and Sinatra Families December 19, 1967 A group portrait of Dean Martin and his family with Frank Sinatra and his family on "The Dean Martin Show." © Bettmann/CORBIS
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 26th, 1925 © Bettmann/CORBIS