Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York, NY

Radio City Music Hall 1260 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020
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Experience one of New York City’s longest running holiday traditions - the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Starring the renowned Rockettes, this holiday season show features high-kicking dance routines, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, the famous Rag Dolls and Wooden Soldiers, mesmerizing music, and state-of-the-art production technology. Get in the Christmas spirit with the Rockettes.


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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular stars the world famous Radio City Rockettes in an unparalleled show featuring the Rockettes' signature eye high kicks, precision choreography and exciting show stopping numbers.

This legendary Spectacular has dazzled and inspired over 65 million people for more than 75 years and continues to create memories that will last a lifetime. Make your holiday season one to remember with the show deemed “A Superspectacular” by the New York Times.

This show is approximately 90 minutes (No intermission).

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London, United Kingdom
"A wonderful Christmas tradition...great for all the family!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2020
The Christmas Spectacular is a wonderful show, perfect for anyone visiting NYC during the holiday season. I've seen it many times and it never fails to inspire and impress me. The whole show is a joy-filled spectacle and you can't help leaving the theatre with a huge smile on your face (and full of Christmas cheer!) The Rockettes are of course the stars of the show, and seeing them is worth the (slightly pricey) ticket price alone. At times, the show is very cheesy and some of the sections without the Rockettes are a bit dated, but it's all part of the charm and tradition, and it makes the Rockettes dance numbers even more special. The only part I could do without is the 'Living Nativity', as I feel it's unnecessary to have animals on stage in this day and age. Given the short amount of time they are on stage for, the addition of multiple animals (including camels!) seems rather pointless and outdated. That said, the rest of the show is outstanding, with high production values and some great sets and technology. It's amazing to see such a big cast on such a huge stage, and to experience a venue like Radio City Music Hall. If you like musicals, dance and Pantomime etc, you are bound to love this show!
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Scotland, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2020
This was one of my favourite shows when in NYC, the Rockettes are just fantasic. We had seats at the font left and could see everthing. It was amazin and highly recommended.
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Baldwin, New York
"Great 3D show "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 11, 2020
I’ve been to this show twice now but this recent time I decided to bring my mom. She loved the beginning with the 3D glasses but afterwards it kind of got boring. The show hasn’t changed many parts of it. Maybe because I went to a late show but I was yawning in the middle to the end of the show. It’s a cute Christmas tradition to do once at least while in NYC. The perk of going late was that the Rockefeller tree wasn’t as packed so we were able to get close up and avoid the crowds.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
"Best show I've seen in New York!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 11, 2020
I have seen multiple Broadway shows and have spent my due time in New York City, but this show is by far the best. It is great for kids, families, couples, friends, and everything in between. It was a great way to open the Christmas season. There were live animals, only seen from afar but that truly added to the experience as well. If you go to New York during the Christmas season, please go watch this show as it also has an amazing message.
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Taylors, South Carolina
"Amazingly wonderful show."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 07, 2020
One of the very best shows we have ever seen. We had to stand outside in the rain waiting to get in. They should figure out a way to get people in sooner but overall worth everything. Not to be missed when in NYC during Christmas.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Where is the box office located?
The Radio City Music Hall Box Office is located in the main lobby of the Music Hall. The main venue entrance is on 6th Avenue at the corner of 50th Street.

What time do the doors open?

Doors for events at Radio City Music Hall open one hour prior to event start time.

Is the show appropriate for all ages?
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is designed for all ages. From the youngest of kids to those who come back year after year, this show is a Christmas tradition for all ages.

Is there a dress code?
Unless otherwise noted, Radio City Music Hall does not have a formal dress code. We do ask, however, that you use your best personal judgment when dressing for an event.

Do I need a ticket for my young child?
Children ages 2+ are required to have a ticket to gain admittance into the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Any child under the age of 2 does not require a ticket; however, they may not occupy their own separate seat — they must sit on a parent or guardian's lap.

Are there booster seats available?
Radio City Music Hall does not provide Booster Seats at any performance.

Can you bring outside food and beverage into Radio City Music Hall?
Outside food and beverage are prohibited from Radio City Music Hall. Food concessions are available once inside the venue.

What’s the policy on late arrivals?
Performances will begin promptly at their scheduled start time. Should you arrive after the start time of your performance, you will be asked to wait until an appropriate interval in the show to be seated so as not to disrupt other seated guests or the performers.

Are cameras allowed in the Music Hall?

Yes, 35mm and digital cameras will be permitted in Radio City Music Hall. However, taking pictures of and during the performance is strictly prohibited. Taking photos during events is distracting not only to the performers but your fellow patrons as well. Video cameras/recorders are not permitted inside the theater or performance.

How long is the show?

The running time for each show is 90 minutes

Is there an intermission?
No, there is not an intermission.

How many Rockettes® perform in each show?
There are 36 spectacular Rockettes® and 72 legs moving in perfect harmony at every performance of the Christmas Spectacular.

Are there animals involved in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular® production?
Yes, four-legged members of the cast include camels, sheep, and donkeys.

Is there a coat check?
Radio City does not provide an area to check coats or any other personal belongings. We are not responsible for any property that is lost, stolen or damaged.

Is there a place to store strollers?
Radio City Music Hall does provide a free stroller check for all patrons. However, Radio City is not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen strollers and items. If you need to check your stroller during an event, please speak with a Guest Relations staff member upon your arrival.

Are assistive listening devices available?
Assistive listening devices, which operate on an FM system, are available for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Please see a Guest Relations Supervisor upon your arrival at the Music Hall to arrange for the use of an Assistive Listening Device.

What is the policy on re-entering?
All exits are final. Guests are not permitted to leave an event and then re-enter the same event.