Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in NYC

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NEW YORK (WPIX) — It's beginning to look — and feel — a bit like Christmas in Manhattan.

Hundreds of adults and kids — many bundled in coats, hats, gloves and scarves — gathered in 40-degree weather Saturday morning to watch workers putting up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

The 94-foot Norway spruce was cut down Thursday in upstate Oneonta and made a 140-mile truck trip.

See photos of the tree:

2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
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2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is seen in the background being prepared by workers in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Bria Webb
Workers prepare the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Bria Webb

It originally was in the backyard of Angie and Graig Eichler. They were among the onlookers as it was being raised with a crane.

Angie Eichler says their family has come almost every year to see the Rockefeller Center tree — but she never dreamed it would be theirs.

The tree's 50,000 lights will be switched on during a Nov. 30 television broadcast.

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