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    (Almost) Every Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Date

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    Lighting a Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been a tradition for almost 100 years. The first tree was put up and decorated on December 24th, 1931. It was done so by construction workers who were there to build the Center itself. On this night, decorations were as simple as cranberries, paper and tin cans. In 1933, the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree became an annual tradition and grows more and more extravagant as the years go on. The tree of choice for over 50 years has been the Norway Spruce.

    These days, the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is an extremely popular event. Not only do millions of people come from all over the world to see it, the ceremony itself is now streamed on TV and various social media outlets.

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