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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting airs tonight on KWWL

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Tonight, the 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time.

Thousands of people are expected to be at Rockefeller Plaza for entertainment, including live performances.

The event begins at 7 p.m., which can be seen on KWWL tonight.

Several hours before the tree lighting in New York City, the Capitol Tree lighting ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C. Newly-elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan plans to participate in the ceremony.

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