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The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner.

Andrea Romano
August 25, 2017

Once all the turkey and stuffing left overs have been cleared from the table, that means only one thing for New Yorkers: it’s time to get lit.

At least, Christmas trees will.

And the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, is the best way to kick off the holiday. The tree lighting ceremony for 2017 will take place on Wednesday, November 29, at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and will be televised live on NBC from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m EST.

If seeing the tree lighting in person is on your bucket list, consider making your plans now. An early Thanksgiving could make flights at the end of November cheaper this year, as prices typically dip after the holiday until Christmas.

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The tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights, and topped with a gorgeous, 550-pound Swarovski crystal star.

Every day, visitors and locals alike can see the tree light up in all its glory from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. About 800,000 people visit the tree each day while it remains up in the plaza.

Get ready to start getting that warm, holiday feeling.

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