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Watch Live: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

See the annual New York City tradition

The annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Wednesday night, kicking off Christmas season in New York City.

The 94-ft.-tall Norway spruce will be decorated with tons of LED lights and adorned with a Swarovski star made of 25,000 crystals.

Lighting festivities for the 83rd annual ceremony will include live performances from Neil Diamond, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Kelley, the Radio City Rockettes broadcast on NBC from 7 to 9 p.m. Additional performances will come from Dolly Parton, Josh Groban and Tony Bennett, among others.

The tree is set to be lit at 8:55 p.m. Watch the lighting below and tune into NBC to see the festivities.

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