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Rockefeller Tree Goes Dark, Marking End of NYC's Holiday Season

The 72-foot-tall tree is decorated with 5 miles of multicolored LED lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star

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    It's time to say sayonara to the Rockefeller Center tree. 

    The 72-foot Norway spruce went dark on Monday night, marking the end of the holiday season in New York City. Crews dismantled it through the night. 

    But the tree's service continues: It will be given to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes. [Watch: How Rockefeller Center Tree Was Transformed Into Home]

    The tree dazzled crowds of onlookers with 5 miles of multicolored LED lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star.

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    This year, the tree has a story as beautiful as itself. 

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018)

    It was even the centerpiece of a wedding: a couple from Woodbridge, New Jersey, got married in front of the glittering boughs on Dec. 26. 

    The 75-year-old tree was donated by a couple in Wallkill, 60 miles north of the city.

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