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Watch the Rockefeller Tree lighting Wednesday night

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Wednesday, in New York City, a favorite holiday tradition takes place, as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit.

Thousands are expected to watch it happen in person.

The tree lighting will also be shown live here on KTIV starting at 7 p.m.
    
This year's tree will be lit and on display until 9 p.m. on January 7.
    
The first tree at Rockefeller Center was put up by construction workers in 1931 and the first official tree lighting took place in 1933.

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