Latest News Wires New Jersey spruce survives Sandy, lights up Rockefeller Center

An 80-foot tall Norway spruce was decked out with 30,000 lights in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony goes back to 1933.

By , Associated Press

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

 An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others turned its lights on at Rockefeller Center.