Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Rockefeller tree lights up

Thousands gathered Wednesday night in midtown Manhattan to watch the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch, illuminating the 75-foot-tall, 12-plus-ton Norway spruce with 50,000 multicolored lights. The 85th annual ceremony included performances by Brett Eldredge, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Train, Harry Connick Jr. and the Radio City Rockettes. Absent was NBC host Matt Lauer, who was fired Wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague.

The holiday tradition started in 1931. This year's tree came from State College, Pa. After the holidays, it will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.

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