N.Y. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was set aglow with 30,000 colored lights at a joyful ceremony Wednesday featuring children displaced by Hurricane Katrina and Rita.
With temperatures in the high 40s, crowds packed the midtown Manhattan plaza for the festivities. This year's tree, a 74-foot-tall Norway spruce is from Wayne, N.J.
The 9-ton tree was topped for the second year in a row with a crystal star. It will be displayed at the plaza until Jan. 7.