Just for fun! The Rockefeller Tree as seen by Santa! Wally Roper, a.k.a. Santa, is suited up for the holidays and has a busy schedule of events to attend. Photo provided by Mary J. Roper. Posted By: By Wendy Post November 14, 2023 “Santa” followed the Vestal tree headed to the Rockefeller Center for a few miles today. Crews recently cut down the 80-foot-tall, Norway Spruce at a Vestal home. Photo credit: Wally Roper.