In Photos: Rockefeller Center’s 85th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Crowds gathered to watch the 75-foot tree's 50,000 bulbs light up.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: A view of the Rockefeller Plaza during the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree stands lit, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. The 75-foot tall Norway spruce is covered with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.
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Crowds gathered on Rockefeller Plaza during the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 29, 2017 in New York City.
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Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Al Roker push the tree-lighting button onstage during the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City.
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The Rockettes perform during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York.
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Savannah Guthrie, right, and Hoda Kotb appear with the Rockettes during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York.
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Harry Connick Jr. performs during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York.
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A view of Rockefeller Plaza during the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City.
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Pentatonix members, from left, Matt Sallee, Kirstin Maldonado and Scott Hoying rehearse for the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York.
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Brett Eldredge performs during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York.
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Leslie Odom Jr. performs during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York.
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Workers climb inside the Rockefeller Center tree during its installation on Nov. 11, 2017 in New York City.
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Workers secure the Swarovski Star to the top of the 75-foot Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in New York.
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A worker drives a spike into the bottom of the Rockefeller Center tree during the installation on Nov. 11, 2017 in New York City. The 75-foot Norway Spruce from State College, Pennsylvania will become the 85th Christmas tree to grace the plaza.
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With a banner and a strand of holiday lights, the 75-foot Norway Spruce off to Rockefeller Center on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
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