NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – While the big tree at Rockefeller Center prepares for its big debut Wednesday night, the second-most famous tree in Midtown will light up first.

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The Citi Pond at Bryant Park Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place Tuesday night. The event, starring the 53′ tree, adorned with 3,000 ornaments, will also feature a musical performance by Sarah McLachlan.

The 53-foot Douglas fir came to the park from a family in Thiells, N.Y.

Olympic skaters also will be featured at the Bryant Park festivities on Tuesday night.

For further details and other happenings around Bryant Park this winter, check out

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