NEW YORK (PIX11) — ‘Tis the season for the lighting of the PIX11 Christmas tree!

PIX11’s Ben Aaron was outside the studio at East 42nd Street and Second Avenue on Friday morning for the decoration and lighting of the tree.

In the true spirit of the holiday, passersby came together to contribute whatever they had on hand to spruce up the tree, then gathered ’round for the lighting ceremony.

Watch the lighting of the tree in the video player at the top of this page, and earlier decoration above.