Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at Rockefeller Center

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's a bright sign of the holiday season: The 87th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held Wednesday night.

The 77-foot tall Norway spruce arrived in Manhattan last month from the upstate New York village of Florida.

It is decorated with 50,000 multicolored LED lights and topped with a Swarovski crystal star.

It stays in place until Jan. 17, when it will be taken down and donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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