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PHOTOS: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

PHOTOS: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

SHINE BRIGHT: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit on Dec. 4 during a special that airs on NBC. Photo: Associated Press

For the 10th year, the Swarovski Star is raised to the top of the 76-foot Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York. The Star, featuring 25,000 crystals and weighing 550 pounds, will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree which will be lit on Dec. 4th.

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