- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Cheering crowds have gathered to watch as a spruce tree from Pennsylvania gets its chance to shine in New York City.

The 74-foot-tall Norway spruce will be illuminated by 30,000 lights during a ceremony at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday night.

The crowd has been entertained with performances by Neil Diamond and Justin Bieber. It’s also going to Cee Lo Green and the Radio City Rockettes.

The tree was cut down in Miffinville, Pa. It’s decorated with 5 miles of lights. The lights will be on until Jan. 7. After that, the Christmas tree will be turned into lumber for the housing charity Habitat for Humanity.

Workers building Rockefeller Center set up the first Christmas tree there in 1931. The first official tree-lighting ceremony was in 1933.



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