The Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2021 guide

See the Rockettes in Radio City's Christmas show! 2021's holiday performances will have you feeling merry and bright.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall
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The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes kicks off the 2021 holiday season in NYC, and it's one of the best things to do on Christmas. An annual tradition since 1933, the show was canceled in 2020 because of health concerns related to COVID-19, but tickets are already on sale for its 2021 comeback. This classic Christmas spectacle offers tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus and, of course, the world-famous synchronized precision dancing of the Rockettes. And that's not nearly all: If New York City Ballet's beloved production of The Nutcracker doesn’t have enough onstage camels for you, this show will fulfill that need. Here’s everything you need to know about getting tickets, the 60,000 pounds of props used and just how many hours of high kicking it takes to prepare for a show.

When is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes in 2021?

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular runs from November 9, 2021 through January 2, 2022. The performance schedule varies widely, with as many as four performances every day at the busiest times.

Where is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes in 2021?

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular takes place at Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center. Take the B, D, F or M to 47th–50th Sts/Rockefeller Ctr, or the 1 to 50th St/Broadway.

How long is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes in 2021?

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular is 90 minutes long, and is performed without an intermission.

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