ADDITIONAL NOTES:NEW YORK (AP) The city's most famous Christmas decoration was carefully lifted into place in Rockefeller Center on Thursday, continuing the annual tradition of holiday evergreen amid midtown skyscrapers.
The tree -- already adorned with its natural spruce cones -- will be decked with more than 30,000 lights and a 10-foot star... It will be lighted during a ceremony on Dec. 3 and remain in place until Jan. 7. -- AP, via minneapolis' WCCO. the decorated tree in dec 2002, from the archives.
the decorated tree in dec 2002, from the archives.