The Rockefeller Christmas Tree (NYC’s pride and joy) is a beaming and brilliant symbol of the holiday season. Tourists and even native New Yorkers sure do love this Norway spruce! Whether you’re visiting before ice-skating on the The Rink at Rockefeller Center
or just passing through on your way to Times Square
, it’s hard to resist an opportunity to stop and stare. Want to see the tree lit up at night for the first time during a ceremonious flip of a switch? The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is certainly one of the best NYC events in November
, but there’s also a ton of festive things to do around the landmark as well. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, from how to get tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
including where to grab winter cocktails nearby.
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When can I see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree?
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018 is lit for the holiday season starting Wednesday, November 28 at 7pm. The humungous Norway Spruce will be illuminated every evening thereafter through 9pm on January 7.
Where can I find the Rockefeller Christmas Tree?
You could probably surmise from the tree's namesake where it lives, but we'll spell it out for you. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is located at Rockefeller Center Plaza (of course) on 49th St between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
How do I get to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree?
Hitch a ride on the B/D/F/M train to 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center.