The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Nov 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - Jan 2, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
A truly spectacular show for all ages, even toddlers, with fabulous dancing by the talented Rockettes, dazzling costumes, special effects, camels, sheep and Santa Clause (many, many Santa Clauses in one of our favorite numbers).
🧚🏼♀️ ❄️ New this year, the Rockettes don wings to become frost fairies, with fun drones flying over the audience. Also new – an audience sing-a-long to holiday classics, Irish tap-dancing bears and snow from the ceiling.
🐻 Includes a 10-minute Nutcracker section danced by giant bears that little kids love.
⏱ 90 minutes with no intermission.
⏱ The theater can get very crowded. Arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time for long security lines – this show starts right on time.
🎄Leave time to walk around the gorgeous art deco theater – love the wallpaper in the downstairs ladies lounge – and view the suspended Swarovski crystal tree from different floors and angles.
🎧 Can be a bit loud and over-stimulating for some kids, but the noise and bustle are more forgiving for those not behaving perfectly.
🎟 Our favorite seats are a few rows back in the orchestra or center of the first Mezzanine, but the higher seats have better views of the amazing formations of the dancers, the ceiling projections and fairy drones. Kids on the right orchestra aisle might get a high five from Santa. The stage is big and spectacular enough to be enjoyed from any seat. See the ticket purchase page has a great seat map with more info.
🎟 Lots of dates and times to choose from. Prices vary; the best deals are early-mid November and weekday shows. Always save on service fees by buying at the Radio City, MSG or Beacon box offices.
🍽 Drinks and snacks available for purchase in the lobby and can be consumed during the show (plus more food options throughout Rockefeller Center). Popcorn comes with a commemorative bucket.
🛍 Be prepared for tons of (pricey) tempting merchandise in the lobby, including t-shirts, ornaments, a commemorative program and toy soldier teddy bears. Consider bringing your own glow-stick/light up spinner to use in the audience. All transactions are cashless.