Swarovski Star Tops the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018

The new Swarovski Star for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, has been revealed in New York City. Hosted by Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, and Daniel Libeskind, the Star was raised to the top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, where it will first be lit during the official tree lighting ceremony on November 28.

Nadja Swarovski and Daniel Libeskind, credit Bryan Bedder, Getty for Swarovski, middle: Swarovski Star, credit Angela Pham, BFA for Swarovski, right: Swarovski Star, credit Bryan Bedder, Getty for Swarovski

The new Swarovski Star is the first redesign of the famed crystal tree-topper since the inaugural Swarovski Star was unveiled in 2004, when the company first partnered with Rockefeller Center co-owner Tishman Speyer to present the Star.


Libeskind’s Star is a brilliant showcase of Swarovski’s 120-year heritage of turning light into delight. The 900-pound star is 9-foot 4-inches in diameter and features 70 spikes covered in 3 million Swarovski crystals, harnessing the company’s innovative crystal technology and mastery of the refraction of light in a dazzling, three-dimensional structure. The dramatic architectural lines push through space, bursting with dynamism in a radiant reflection of Libeskind’s design vision.

Daniel Libeskind – image by Mark Cocksedge, Right: Swarovski Factory

Recognized globally as a symbol of hope, community and holiday cheer, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree brings together New Yorkers and visitors in a celebration of the holidays. The tradition of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree dates back to 1931.

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