Blake Lively Unveils a Huge Star!!

Gossip Girl Star Blake Lively unveiled an even bigger star… The Swarovski Star for the 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!! Blake donned the Bella Earrings and Nirvana Ring (from Swarovski) for the unveiling!

“Christmas is my favorite time of year and I am excited Swarovski asked me to join them in celebrating such a wonderful holiday tradition,” said Lively.

Want to know more about the huge star…no not Blake…the Swarovski Star…

The 2010 Swarovski Star’s 12 rays are outfitted with 720 LED bulbs on 3,000 feet of wire to create a dazzling, twinkling effect through customized light sequencing programmed by a complex computer system.  Comprised of 25,000 crystals, with 1,000,000 facets, the Star measures 9-1/2 feet in diameter and is 1-1/2 feet deep.  The Star weighs 550 pounds, including 300 pounds of crystal panels, and is composed of six outer rays and six smaller inner rays.

The main surfaces of the rays are made of point-mounted safety glass, the same shatter-proof glass that adorns the facades of New York City buildings.  The crystals are affixed to the inner sides of the glass in a tight, scale-like pattern to ensure maximum brilliance.

There will be a replica on display in Rockefeller Center Plaza to allow visitors the opportunity to get a closer view of the detailing and craftsmanship…Can you touch it?…probably not!!! Will you stop buy to see the the Swarovski Star?

The 78th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 30th, from 7 PM-9 PM. The two-hour ceremony will be televised live, locally on WNBC-TV from 7 PM-8 PM and nationally on NBC from 8 PM-9 PM.

Spectators can view the lighted tree each day from 5:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.; all day (24 hours) on Christmas; and from 5:30 A.M. –9 P.M. on New Year’s Eve.  The last day to view the tree is January 7, 2011.