Rockefeller Center Christmas tree selected from Oneonta, New York

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NEW YORK — A Norway spruce from upstate New York has been chosen as the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Rockefeller Center announced Monday that the tree has roots in the city of Oneonta.

The tree will be cut down on Nov. 10 and arrive in New York City on Nov. 12.

It will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights with a Swarovski star on top.

The 2016 tree will be lit on Nov. 30 in Rockefeller Plaza for the 84th annual tree lighting.

Located between W. 48th and 51st streets between Fifth and Sixth avenues, the annual tree lighting is free and open to the public.

More than half a million people pass the landmark every day, according to Rockefeller Center’s website.

Oneonta is about 170 miles northwest of New York City.

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