The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is raised andTonight brings one of the great holiday traditions: the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City.  This year's beauty will tower 76 feet above the ice rink at 30 Rock.  If you've ever toured downstate during the bustling holidays, you know what an impressive sight it is. 

NBC will broadcast the lighting beginning at 8pm.  Expect performances from Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Jewel.

To get in the holiday spirit locally, join us this weekend at the Holiday Spectacle of Lights at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit.  I'll be there Saturday from 6:30 - 8:30pm and it all benefits Golisano Children's Hospital where they provide cheerful spirit for the kids year round.

(photo supplied by AP)