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Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

December 9, 2021 @ 5:00 am - January 16, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Rockefeller Center
45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All

FREE

* See the famous 75 foot Norway Spruce, illuminated with 30,000 LED lights and topped with a massive Swarovski crystal star overlooking the iconic ice rink.

* Stop by custom-built chalets presented by Coach and Hombre Taco right under the tree & overlooking ice rink. Free with the purchase of treats like hot cider & Mexican hot chocolate ($5+, daily 11am-8pm). No reservations needed. 20 minute limit)

* Pick up a cute holiday map by artist Lisa Congdon from friendly elves throughout the plaza (or in the 30 Rock lobby).

* Play at the iconic shops around the plaza including FAO Schwarz, American Girl, LEGO and Nintendo.

* Head to the Top of the Rock for incredible 360-degree views of the city.

* Buy  gorgeous, delicious chocolates at Tuescher and La Maison du Chocolate.

The New York Public Library’s Treasures

Temporarily closed through Jan 18

See some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in the New York Public Library’s collections of the last 125+ years. Encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving images, recordings, and more that bring vividly to life voices of the past. Highlight’s include the stuffed inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh…

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The Rink at Winter Village

Watch skaters – or skate yourself on the city’s only free rink. Online advance reservations required.  Dates for skating reservations roll out daily two weeks before skate time.

* Skate rentals are $15-$45; discounted during off-peak hours and dates. Helmets also availble ($6).  Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22, free before 11…

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NYC Must-See Week

Through Feb 13, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC’s iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Save on these family faves – click on links for more info.

MUSEUMS

* Cooper Hewitt
* Guggenheim
* Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
* Museum of Modern Art
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2-for-1 Broadway Week

Get 50% off tickets for select Broadway shows Jan 18 through Feb 13. Kid-friendly options include Aladdin, Lion King and Wicked. Prices vary by show. Some weekend dates unavailable.

Use code BWAYWK for 2-for-1 tickets or BWAYUP for upgraded tickets  in better seats for $125 each.

Buy at the box office to save $10+ on…

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Skate Performances by Ice Theater of New York

See breathtaking ice choreography performed by Ice Theater of New York’s young skating apprentices and professional ensemble members on the Bryant Park Rink.

See our guide to Bryant Park’s Winter Village.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

This urban rink is one of the smallest and most expensive in the city, but the iconic location is pure magic. Mostly outdoors, but admission is through the indoor skate house.

Admission varies by day and time as much as $30, so go early in the day, week and season if you can.

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The Rink at Winter Village

Watch skaters – or skate yourself on the city’s only free rink. Online advance reservations required.  Dates for skating reservations roll out daily two weeks before skate time.

* Skate rentals are $15-$45; discounted during off-peak hours and dates. Helmets also availble ($6).  Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22, free before 11…

More info