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    Holly Kern and Robert Maurice check on a selfie after the official lighting ceremony of the Toledo Zoo's Christmas tree.

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    Sgt. Brandon Lee, with the Ohio National Guard's 323rd Military Police Company, left, stands with his son Noah, 4 as Noah is high-fived by Key Bank's Mark Knierim. Noah helped throw the switch to light the Toledo Zoo's tree Friday.

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    Some of the Lights Before Christmas display were already up before the official lighting ceremony of the Toledo Zoo's Christmas tree Friday.

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    Dozens of people turned out for this year's annual tree-lighting ceremony. The “Big Tree” is an 85-foot Norway spruce decorated with more than 35,000 LED bulbs.

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    Sisters Blake, 5, and Grace, 6, sported their own Christmas lights as they and their mother Melissa Brindley attended the lighting ceremony.

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    Liam, 3, smiles as he and his parents Jamie and Mike Altman and brother Rory, 1 attended the official lighting ceremony of the Toledo Zoo's Christmas tree.

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    Betty and Chuck Hyre, both 78, of Millbury, attended the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Members of the Masterworks Chorale sing carols during the tree-lighting ceremony at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Spectators take in the sights after the official lighting at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Tim Cloeter performs with Masterworks Chorale during the official lighting ceremony of the Toledo Zoo's Christmas tree.

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The Toledo Zoo celebrated the lighting of its “Big Tree” Friday for the holiday season. This year’s tree is an 85-foot Norway spruce decorated with more than 35,000 LED bulbs. Four-year-old Noah, accompanied by his father, Sgt. Brandon Lee with the Ohio National Guard's 323rd Military Police Company, helped throw the switch. See photos from this event above and a video below. 

VIDEO: Tree-lighting at Toledo Zoo

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