Rockefeller Center tree lit on Wednesday night

Several performers including Mariah Carey and Ashanti rang in the holiday season.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04:  The Christmas Tree is lit during 81st Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 4, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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