The Rockefeller Christmas Tree guide

Tourists and natives can’t deny that the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in NYC is a stunning sight to see

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.

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Rockefeller Center Tree lighting guide
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Rockefeller Center Tree lighting guide

Don’t miss your chance to see the Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony—this year's show will certainly be magical

Check out this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
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Check out this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center guide
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The Rink at Rockefeller Center guide

Use our handy guide to navigate your way through one of the best New York attractions. 

See photos of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree through the years
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See photos of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree through the years

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Awesome things to do at Rockefeller Center
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Awesome things to do at Rockefeller Center

We’ve got the scoop on the best sights and activities the NYC landmark has to offer.

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11 things you should know about the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular guide
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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular guide

Go see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! This year's holiday performances will have you feeling merry and bright.

The Bryant Park Winter Village guide
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The Bryant Park Winter Village guide

Everything you need to know about the Bryant Park Winter Village from ice-skating to shopping the vendors

The best places to go ice-skating in NYC
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The best places to go ice-skating in NYC

Lace up your skates and head to our picks for the best indoor and outdoor ice-skating NYC has to offer

The best hotels near Rockefeller Center
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The best hotels near Rockefeller Center

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives this weekend
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives this weekend

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Check out this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Get a free hot chocolate while you watch the Rockefeller Center tree lighting
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Get a free hot chocolate while you watch the Rockefeller Center tree lighting

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The Rockefeller Christmas Tree arrives in NYC this weekend

Watch a 24/7 livestream of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
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Watch a 24/7 livestream of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree is officially up in Rockefeller Center (2015)
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The Christmas Tree is officially up in Rockefeller Center (2015)

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The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is on its way to NYC (2015)

See photos of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (2014)
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is now lit up

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is now lit up

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