The price of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza (also known as Rockefeller Center) is usually a remarkable $0. The tree, which comes from a different source every year, is usually donated.
In exchange, donators are given free landscaping after the tree is removed.
In a few cases the tree was paid for; in 1996 $2,000 was given for its acquisition. It is traditionally first illuminated during the week following Thanksgiving and is then alight 5:30am to 11:30pm daily and all day on Christmas.