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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, New York City Holidays

The giant evergreen tree that will light up Rockefeller Center during the Christmas season is a tradition that started in 1933.

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Saks Fifth Avenue is an American department store chain owned by the Canadian retailer, Hudson's Bay Company. Its flagship store and corporate headquarters are located on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Competitors in the US have historically included Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, and its sister Lord & Taylor.

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