Raleigh's large Christmas tree lit up for the holiday season

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
WATCH: Lighting of the 2021 Raleigh Christmas Tree
Raleigh Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin helps ring in the holiday season.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The holiday season is underway in Raleigh

Raleigh Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin flipped the switch Friday night to light up the Christmas tree in Lichtin Plaza outside the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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The tree did get set up and lit last year, but there was no ceremony to ring in the season because of COVID-19 precautions.