The Macy's Great Tree is lit for the 65th year

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The 2012 Macy's Great Tree is lit at Lenox Square.

ATLANTA - Thousands of people swarmed to Lenox Square Thursday night  for the 65th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting.

Organizers opened the gates at about 4 p.m. Thursday and people were already lining up for the show.

Channel 2’s Jovita Moore and David Chandley hosted the live broadcast from Lenox Square, with this year being Moore's first time hosting the annual event.

The evening included several performances from country music star Trace Adkins, Chris Mann from The Voice and  Nickelodeon’s Cymphonique Miller along with the Macy's All-Star Choir and the Macy's All-Star Cheer Squad.

The Great Tree was lit as Chris Mann sang "O Holy Night," which was followed up with a fireworks finale set to holiday music.

Aflac Cancer Center patients Millie Baldwin and Myles Horton helped flip the switch to the Great Tree this year.

The Macy’s Great Tree is a 60-foot white pine filled with over 4,000 lights. The décor package includes 100 red Macy’s stars, 1,200 multi-color metallic basketball-sized ornaments and 8.2 miles of  wiring throughout.

For more on the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting, go here.

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