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Rockefeller Center    

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Rockefeller Center

New York, New York

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast are your branches!” Indeed, we can depend on the Christmas tree at NYC’s Rockefeller Center to beguile us with its size and glittering ornamentation year after year. 2013's 76-foot, festooned Norway spruce soars to the sky, capped with a 9-1/2-foot-wide Swarovski crystal star. Throngs have gathered beneath such a tree at Rockefeller Center since 1933 to celebrate the holiday season. This year, once dismantled, the tree will be milled and donated to Habitat for Humanity.

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