Pennsylvania Christmas tree hoisted in Rock Center

NEW YORK (AP) - A 74-foot Norway spruce from Pennsylvania has been hoisted into place at Rockefeller Center in New York City for its starring role in a big Christmas tradition. Workers accomplished the task with a crane on Friday. The tree was cut down Wednesday in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania. It will be decorated with 30,000 multicolored LED lights. It will take five miles of wire to cover the tree, which has a girth of 46 feet at its lowest limbs. The lighting ceremony will be held November 30. The lights will stay on until Jan. 7. After that, the tree will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity. Christmas in Rockefeller Center will televised on WKTV when the tree is lit live on November 30. Workers building Rockefeller Center set up the first Christmas tree at the site in 1931. The first official tree-lighting ceremony was in 1933. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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