Rockefeller Center
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The Rockefeller Center tree lighting has been a tradition in New York City for generations, attracting both visitors and locals every year.

This year's enormous Norway spruce came to Manhattan's Rockefeller Center from Pennsylvania, where it was cut down earlier this month.

The tree will be lit with about 50,000 lights — and topped with a Swarovski crystal star — ahead of the official tree lighting ceremony Wednesday.

NBC's Today anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker, along with Nightly News' Lester Holt, are set to host the Rockefeller tree lighting, as a star-studded line-up — including Leslie Odom Jr., Gwen Stefani and the Tenors, and Pentatonix — is scheduled to perform, according to TV Guide.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place 7-9 p.m. ET, and viewers around the world can watch on NBC or through their live streaming platform starting at 8 p.m. Those in New York City can angle for a spot on the sidewalk nearby, admiring the tree alongside thousands of others.

For those who would rather avoid the crowds on the day of the ceremony, the tree will be on display until Jan. 8, 2018.