Lights On!

  1. Across America, tree lightings help kick off the holiday season
    (from CBS)

    The annual holiday lights illuminate the Denver City/County building as a light snow falls on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. The lights are kept on through the end of the year and then illuminated during the run of the annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in January.

    Holiday lights hang on trees in the Boston Common, framing the Boston Statehouse Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. Governor Deval Patrick is wishing Massachusetts residents an energy efficient Christmas this year, instead of conventional incandescent bulbs, the Statehouse Christmas tree is draped in blue light emitting diodes.

    Washington, D.C.
    Visitors look at the Capitol Christmas tree after the lighting ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. The 55-foot-tall Balsam Fir from Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest is decorated with 4,000 ornaments and energy-efficient lights.
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  2. Charleston, W.Va.
    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin tops a Christmas tree on the south side of the West Virginia State Capitol as part of the Joyful Night celebration in Charleston, W.Va. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007.

    Boise, Idaho
    Idaho's state Christmas tree glows in purple after Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and first lady Lori Otter flipped the switch in front of dozens of spectators in downtown Boise, Idaho Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. The statehouse is undergoing major renovation and the usual donated tree was not put on the statehouse steps. This was the first time ever that a living tree was used as the state's Christmas tree.

    Sacramento, Calif.
    Eight-year-old Itzamaya Nunez of San Jose, and Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoy the State Capitol Christmas tree after turning on the lights during a ceremony in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007.

    Albany, N.Y.
    Fireworks explode over the Empire State Plaza after the state Christmas tree was lit in Albany, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.
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  3. Tyler, Texas
    The City of Tyler's Christmas tree is seen reflected in the T.B. Butler Fountain in downtown Tyler, Texas shortly after being lit as part of the annual Jaycees Christmas Parade, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007.

    Nashville, Tenn.
    People view the state Christmas tree after it was lit in front of the Capitol during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 in Nashville, Tenn.

    People stop to look at the City of Philadelphia's holiday tree at City Hall on Dilworth Plaza shortly after its lights were turned by Mayor John F. Street during a public ceremony Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 in Philadelphia. The tree is a 32-foot tall Colorado Blue Spruce donated by Philadelphia residents Matt and Katherine Sicinski.
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  4. Philadelphia
    Philadelphia's Love Park holiday tree at JFK Plaza stands against a background of skyscrapers after its lights were turned on by Mayor John F. Street during a public ceremony Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007.

    New York City
    The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is lit Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 in New York. Thirty thousand lights adorn the 84-foot Norway spruce tree which will stand through Jan 7, 2008. The tree uses energy-efficient bulbs and will be recycled to build Habitat for Humanity homes.

    New York City
    A 50 foot Colorado Blue Spruce, decorated with Wedgwood designed ornaments, glows in blue lights at Lincoln Center's holiday tree lighting event, Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in New York.

    Lansing, Mich.
    Fireworks explode over the Michigan Capitol and the official state Christmas tree following a ceremony lighting the tree, Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in Lansing, Mich.
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