PICS: Christmas has arrived in the US with the lighting of the Rockefeller Centre tree


 New York- A massive Norway tree has  been lit up in a tradition that ushers in Christmastime in New York City.On Wednesday night Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch on the lights at the Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree after a televised extravaganza that featured performances by Diana Ross and Tony Bennett.

Rockefeller Centre has hosted the event since 1931, the 22-metre-tall tree is decorated with 8 kilometres of multicoloured LED lights and a 408-kilograms Swarovski crystal star.

Many spectators filled area, with many police officers present.

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