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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting preview

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For the 10th year, the Swarovski Star is raised to the top of the 76-foot Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in New York. (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swarovski/AP Images) For the 10th year, the Swarovski Star is raised to the top of the 76-foot Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in New York. (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swarovski/AP Images)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is Wednesday night. If you want to watch the action, you need to have a strategy.

The 70-foot Norway spruce from Connecticut will have 45,000 LED lights. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. and the lighting takes place at 8:55 p.m.

If you're coming from out of town, park in the 96th Street range. There is a $11/hour garage at 94th St. called Carnegie Garage, " said Cristina Cuomo, Editor-In-Chief of Manhattan magazine.

Take the B or D train to Rockefeller Center or take the 6 to 54th and Lexington and walk over.

Police will close off 5th Ave. between 48th St and 52nd St. during the event.

Several local restaurants are offering prixe fix menus including Bill's Bar & Burger, La Bonne Soup or the Bistro and Bar.

The concourse below 30 Rockefeller Center will have stores open late but many stores outside Rockefeller Center close early on the night of the tree lighting.

"On Saks 5th Ave. on the second floor the boutique has the most spectacular view," added Cuomo.

Manhattan magazine is a monthly publication.

Follow the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Twitter @RockCenterNYC



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