Joseph Balku

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Lights Begin Shining On Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Cee Lo Green, Rod Stewart, and Mariah Carey performed during the ceremony before the lighting. All the waiting was well worth it for the people lining 50th and 49th streets in Rockefeller Center when the 45,000 lights lit up.


Joe Balku standing in front of his Norway spruce in Mount Olive, NJ on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. The tree will be this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Norway Spruce From NJ Headed To Rockefeller Center Survived Sandy

The 80-foot Norway spruce weighs 10 tons and is 50 feet in diameter. It has been growing on the Mount Olive property owned by Joseph Balku in Morris County.