NEW YORK | New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEW YORK | New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEW YORK — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City‘s most prominent seasonal attractions.

The 72-foot-tall Norway spruce arrived on a flatbed trailer Saturday morning and was hoisted by a crane into a spot overlooking the Rockefeller skating rink.

Crowds will gather Nov. 28 for a televised ceremony to see the tree burst alive with 5 miles (8 kilometers) of multicolored lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star.

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