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State College tree headed to Rockefeller Center for Christmas

Workers on Thursday will cut down a 75-foot Norway Spruce at the State College home of Jason Perrin that was chosen as the 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. (WJAC)

STATE COLLEGE -- It will soon look a lot like Christmas in New York City thanks to a tree from State College.

Workers on Thursday cut down a 75-foot Norway Spruce at the State College home of Jason Perrin that was chosen as the 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

The tree, which weighs between 12 and 13 tons, will be hoisted onto a trailer and will arrive Saturday in New York City.

There it will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.

It is the 85th tree to adorn the plaza and the third from Pennsylvania.

The tree will come to life on Nov. 29 during NBC’s "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" broadcast, which you can watch on WJAC-TV, and remain on display until Jan. 7.

It will then be recycled and donated to Habitat for Humanity to be transformed into lumber for building homes.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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