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Here’s why PPG Place tree is already up.

The people who manage PPG Place in Pittsburgh already have the massive tree at the ice rink up.

And it’s freaked out some people who think October is too early. (Even though we know it’s never too early!)

So, why is it up so early?

PPG Place owners installed a new tree, complete with 100,000 LED lights that can be programmed to displays and music.

“The old tree was past its useful life,” Andy Wisniewski, the senior vice president for Highwoods Properties (which owns PPG Place) told the Pgh Trib. “This is the most technologically advanced tree you can get. It will be a wonderful addition to the city.”

And, just like you do in your own home, Highwood Properties wanted to make sure it worked right before debuting it on Nov. 19.

PPG Place will officially light the tree on Nov. 19 — one day before Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Light Up Night event, which is planned for Nov. 20 (a Saturday).

Again this year, the American Cancer Society will help kickoff the holiday season with Highwood Properties and PPG Place’s ice rink and tree with the Tribute of Light celebration. The event is planned for Nov. 19 (and not Nov. 20, for some reason).

Target drops Bullseye’s Top Toys list, starts putting out Christmas merch

Tucked in between ghosts, goblins and everything pumpkin is the beginning of the holiday shopping season at Target.

Christmas lights and some holiday decorations have started making their way to store shelves.

This move differs from the company’s plan over the last few years which saw Christmas decor wait until Nov. 1. Prior to that, Target began dropping Christmas merch in August and September like most retailers.

And if you want that holiday smell in your car or house, Target has got you.

And, take a look at Bullseye’s Top Toys list.