Radio City Christmas Spectacular guide

Treat the kids to a true NYC holiday experience by watching the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Photograph: Gene SchiavoneRadio City Christmas Spectacular

Get ready for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! You'll find that the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes will enchant children of all ages, whether with its famous Rag Doll number, the beautiful Nativity scene with live camels, tons of dancing Santas, or LED lights that sparkle and light up the whole theater. Live camels, people!

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Your youngsters haven't truly experienced the holidays in New York City unless they've seen the dazzling Radio City Christmas Spectacular, that's for sure. After all, the annual performance season is part of our essential roundup of 101 things to do with kids in NYC, plus it's one of our very favorite Christmas events for kids, plus it's been happening since 1933 (no small feat on NYC stages).

 

What is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular?

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an annual stage show which has become a New York City holiday tradition since its start in 1933. Set to original music—and with some classic Christmas tunes thrown in—the Spectacular stars Santa Claus himself, alongside the famed Rockettes dance troupe known for their high-kicking chorus line. Families can look forward to iconic numbers like "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "Living Nativity" to get them in the holiday spirit!

 

When is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular?

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs November 11 through January 2 with several performances daily. Visit the website for a list of showtimes.

 

Where is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular?

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is performed onstage at the breathtaking Radio City Music Hall at 1260 Sixth Ave at 50th St.

 

How do I get tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular?

Tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular are currently on sale, running between $39.50–$215 each. Folks looking to attend can purchase their tickets online at rockettes.com/christmas.The Radio City Box Office is located at 50th Street and Avenue of the Americas, open daily from 10am–6pm as well.

Your guide to Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Every year, this holiday stalwart gets families in the spirit with Santa appearances, colorful sets and, of course, one-of-a-kind dance numbers from the impressive Rockettes. Enjoy classic routines like "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "New York at Christmas," in which dancers journey through the city on a double-decker bus, and keep an eye out for exciting new additions as well. The show now incorporates advanced technology throughout, taking the audience on a wild ride via 3D glasses and a flying LED screen, and one number even sends a host of helium-filled, GPS-enabled iridescent snowflakes floating high above the audience, transforming Radio City into a sparkling winter wonderland! All ages.

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