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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting 2016: See photos

The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the second-tallest ever, was unveiled in midtown on Wednesday. Sarah McLachlan, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban and more artists performed holiday classics to celebrate.

The 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was
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The 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Kate McKinnon, Hoda Kotb, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker appear onstage at the 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Sarah McLachlan performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas
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Sarah McLachlan performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Pentatonix performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
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Pentatonix performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Neil Diamond performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas
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Neil Diamond performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Singer Tori Kelly performs at the 84th Annual
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Singer Tori Kelly performs at the 84th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Alec Baldwin and Carmen
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Alec Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin attend the 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Neil Diamond appears onstage at the 84th annual
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Neil Diamond appears onstage at the 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Pentatonix performs at the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting
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Pentatonix performs at the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Ava, Angie and Graig Eichler pose for a
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Ava, Angie and Graig Eichler pose for a picture at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. This year's tree came from the upstate Oneonta family's backyard.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit on
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

A girl watches the Rockefeller Christmas tree concert
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A girl watches the Rockefeller Christmas tree concert in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

A man watches the Rockefeller Christmas tree concert
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A man watches the Rockefeller Christmas tree concert at Rockafeller Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

The 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is
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The 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 after being lit for the season.

Umbrellas protect the VIPs at the Rockefeller Center
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Umbrellas protect the VIPs at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Spectators catch an early glimpse of the Rockefeller
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Spectators catch an early glimpse of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree before the lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree waits to be
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree waits to be lit on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

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