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Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit November 30, 2011 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty)

Wednesday night, the 30,000 lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree were turned on.

The lights will be on until January 7. After that the spruce from Pennsylvania will be turned into lumber for the charity Habitat for Humanity.

Watch a time-lapse video of the tree below, from its arrival to being decorated and lit up, courtesy of NBC.

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