The Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center in New York City is a tradition each year. In fact, a couple of years ago, my daughter was in New York City when they were putting up the tree and sent back some on-the-spot photos of the tree being transported to its standing place in Manhattan. The tree lighting and TV broadcast are this week.

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Here are the details of this year's "Christmas In Rockefeller Center" from NBC-TV:

"Wednesday, December 4th at 8:00 p.m.

NBC once again heralds the arrival of the holidays with a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 16th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast.

The star-studded 81st annual tree lighting extravaganza will feature musical guests including Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande and Jewel performing current hits and holiday classics from Rockefeller Center in New York City."

Here's more from

"The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. This year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2014."