Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
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You never forget the memories you make at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. From the moment you walk into Radio City Music Hall to the very last dazzling dance number, experience the magic that only Rockettes can create. Bring your family for a one-of-a-kind tradition, where wooden soldiers dance, ice skaters glide, snowflakes swirl—and the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York City comes alive.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Rockefeller Center
How to get there
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 3 min walk
  • 49th St • 4 min walk
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  • Taylor Morris
    Boise, Idaho81 contributions
    Fun Christmas Show!
    We came here for the Radio City Christmas Spectactular. The Rockettes are fun to watch! I probably wouldn't go every year, but it was fun to experience it at Radio City. Lots of fun dancing and different costumes. Great for kids!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Michele H
    Weddington, North Carolina15 contributions
    Christmas Perfection!
    This was Christmas perfection! I loved every minute of it! Beautiful venue and it really got us in the holiday mood! I especially was surprised and happy to see the nativity scene where they actually quoted verse from the Bible. In a world with so much hate and decisiveness it was so lovely to see! Keep it up Radio City Music Hall!! I would highly recommend this show to anyone in the NYC area!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 November 2023
  • xamanaut
    New York City, New York18 contributions
    Great show , but be aware bikes outside are a problem to get in and out.
    I like the show, this was our 3rd time . They change a little for previous years but is basically the same. But overall is a must see in the city for the Holidays. But please move all those bikes outside , they are noisy, and make a huge problem on the sidewalks. Those bikes with the music made the experience bad.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 November 2023
  • John B
    Washington DC, District of Columbia29 contributions
    A Real Tribute to Christmas
    Not only was the show fantastic, it was accurate and stuck to CHRISTMAS! I brought my kids 11, 10, and 8 to NY, and many shows have been a major let down, trying to work in a plethora of belief systems and woke ideals. So many show in NYC try to work in woke ideals, and this show stuck to Christmas. Nothing else. Loved it! I’ll keep coming year after year.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 November 2023
  • squealer
    Whiteley, United Kingdom90 contributions
    Still a Christmas Stunner
    This was my third time of seeing the show having gone in 2016 &2018 but was still blown away with the spectacular dancers and musical numbers in the show. Tip 1 get there early for your show time as the lines to get through security are long. Tip 2 make sure you have the correct digital tickets on your phone unlike the chap in front who didn't and caused a big delay. Tip 3 if you can head down stairs to the bar area down there as it isn't quite as rammed as upstairs. Now settle in and marvel at the skilful dancers in the Rockettes as they perform all their Christmas pieces with military precision before the trip round NYC and the arrival of Santa. If this show doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit then you truly are the Grinch
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Crissy K
    Memphis, Indiana579 contributions
    I felt like a kid on Christmas morning
    I have always want to see the Rockettes in RCMH and it did not disappoint. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I love watching the Rockettes perform. I am not artistically able in anyway so watching these ladies dance all these numbers is amazing to me. We sat the first row of the first balcony and had amazing seats. You could see the stage and all the performance and all the other effects. It was truly amazing. Get there early as there are lines which is to be expected. Don’t be in a rush when you leave. Just enjoy the show. 🌲
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • meme2six
    136 contributions
    Mother/Daughter Trip for birthday
    This show was so much fun and much more than I expected. I had no idea it was a full production and I'd feel like I was part of the show. The acts are amazing and the lighting and special effects are out of this world ! I would highly recommend this for anyone from ages 3 - 103
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 December 2023
  • gl20gl20
    Colchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Great show for theatre and non-theatre goers alike.
    I should start by saying I’m really not a theatre goer, no real interest in dance either. But this was our best paid-for event across a long weekend in NYC. You can read all the other reviews to learn more about this. I’ll just say that: - if you’re part of a group and only doing a show to keep others happy, give this a go. There’s plenty going on to keep your interest. - consider seats in a mezzanine. We were on the lowest of these and I think you get a better view than in the orchestra/stalls as there’s plenty going on with ceiling projections etc that you don’t want to miss
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Gian G
    2 contributions
    More than we ever expected! Truly wonderful!
    This show was more than we ever expected! Never seen anything like it and were disappointed it was over! Christmas time in NY is the best time to be there and this was the finale to our vacation! Great memories and really put us in the Christmas spirit!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Daryl J
    1 contribution
    Spectacular! Ho Ho Ho!
    Absolutely amazing! I felt like the show captures every Christmas song, and the performances are world class! Really surpassed all my expectations. Running since 1933, and at Radio City in NYC… can you get any more iconic?
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
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Greggy123
Singapore, Singapore397 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Totally mesmerised by this amazing show.

Firstly it’s the most Christmassy thing to do…ever! In an iconic venue.

Was a charming, fun and festive experience. So American. So brilliant. So recommended if you are in nyc for the festive month.

Wonderful.
Written 11 February 2024
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Strawberry_Lemonade6
Wrexham, UK32 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Honestly this is the best show I have ever seen! Firstly, in the iconic venue of The Radio City Music Hall, added an extra sparkle to it. The venue is beautiful and the staff were friendly, chatty and very helpful. The show itself was amazing! The precision of the dancers was incredible, we literally didn’t take our eyes off them for even a second. Don’t want to give any spoilers but upon entering the theatre you are given a pair of 3D glasses, and at some point during the show you are asked to put them on, and when we did, it made it feel like we were flying on Santa’s sleigh through the New York sky line on Christmas Eve – absolutely magical!!! It also makes it even more special that this show is unique to NYC. Honestly, this show really is spectacular and is an absolute must on any trip to New York! I would go every year if I could!
Written 1 February 2024
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Cherie E
Newcastle, Australia9 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the BEST experiences we have ever had. If you only do one thing in New York-do this. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters. We all loved it, and were blown away by how fantastic this was!
Written 9 January 2024
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BF826
Birmingham, UK89 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Honestly it was such an amazing experience and so happy we booked.
We booked for the last show on Christmas day as with such an iconic experience for the Christmas period it only felt right to experience it on Christmas day.
Its perfect for adults and children.
The whole production is outstanding, performances, costumes, engagement. The level of attention to detail really shows and the precision in the movements of the dancers is extraordinary.
Do not hesitate to book, this should be on everyone’s Christmas bucket list.
What a magical and Christmassy way to end Christmas Day in New York.
Written 8 January 2024
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Franziska S
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
It’s an amazing show and we truly loved the experience! I would fully recommend.
However I am removing two stars due to the blatant product placement and the fact that they incorporated live animals into the show.
The product placement was very excessive from my (European) point of view - there was advertisement everywhere.
Regarding the animals: it’s 2024 and using live animals in the nativity scene (camels, sheep, donkeys etc) just does not seem right. There are plenty of other options to create a memorable experience, but animals simply don’t belong on a stage in NYC.
Written 6 January 2024
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Caroline G
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
The Rockettes were spectacular. But, I enjoyed the show until the Nativity scene. I was extremely shocked and disappointed to see the use of live animals in the show. I would NOT have attended the show and bought a ticket if I had known this. Animals should not be used as entertainment. There are many other humane ways to present a Nativity scene without using innocent animals. I would have never purchased tickets and attended this show had I known.
Written 6 January 2024
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Sightsee18465408105
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Spectacular doesn't cut it.......this is the most amazing show that me & my sister have ever seen in our lives!!! OMG.....it was more than spectacular, it was awesome, it was fantastic, those beautiful girls & there costumes were just amazing!!! The whole show knocked us off our feet. We're from the UK & this visit was our 7th time & we finally got to see this show. If we never get back to NYC again, we have definitely left with the most amazing memories!!! Thank you New York City, we love you!!!
Written 4 January 2024
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Tracy G
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
I'm Christmas mad so this show was a must and it didn't disappoint. Radio City with it's history is just stunning and the show was magical.

Would definitely recommend for any age!
Written 3 January 2024
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Trevor P
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
A brilliant show and highly recommended. We visited in the afternoon to pass time before heading to the airport but this show is a must for all Christmas enthusiasts.
Written 2 January 2024
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Tim J
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Overall, a very good production. It surpassed my personal expectations and I walked away with the feeling that it was Broadway quality, just shorter. They use real animals like full sized camels, sheep and donkeys and the dancing is top notch. However, I was disappointed in their use of small people as elves. I thought that we were past this type of type-cast nonsense. The two gentlemen did a great job, but honestly that was cringe-worthy as they sang and danced for our entertainment. Personally, had I known they would be used as elves I doubt that I would’ve gone to this show.
Written 1 January 2024
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