‘Tis The Season To Light The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York in this view with a zoom lens and long exposure. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The tree is a 74-foot-tall Norway spruce. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
There are 30,000 lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree which was lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be on until Jan. 7. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
When Christmas is over and the tree is removed it will be turned into lumber for the housing charity Habitat for Humanity. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was cut down in Mifflinville, Pa. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Radio City Rockettes
The Radio City Rockettes perform before the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Radio City Rockettes
The Radio City Rockettes perform before the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. )
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2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is decorated with 5 miles of lights. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Workers building Rockefeller Center set up the first Christmas tree there in 1931. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The first official tree-lighting ceremony was in 1933. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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