About Radio City Christmas Spectacular
There is no better place to be this holiday than at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! It's a one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends, and loved ones. The radiant Radio City Music Hall is decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new number that transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland! Share in the job with Santa, the Nutcracker, and the unforgettable Living Nativity.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular was first staged in 1933 and has been a New York holiday staple ever since. With over a million visitors every year, the show is a massive and enduring hit. With high-energy pageantry, exquisite stage design and enough holiday spirit to dazzle even the scroogiest of guests, the Christmas Spectacular is a must-see for native New Yorkers and out-of-towners.
Radio City Music Hall opened in 1932 after having been developed by John Rockefeller, Jr., the only son of the oil tycoon and industrialist. Edward Durrell Stone, the architect responsible for other landmarks including the Kennedy Center, MOMA and the General Motors building, designed the iconic art deco masterpiece that is now recognized as a landmark.
Any list of holiday treats in the Big Apple (ice-skating in Bryant Park, a buggy ride through Central Park, tree-lighting at Rock Center, etc…) has to include a trip to Radio City to see the Christmas Spectacular. With the world famous Rockettes kicking up a storm and some of the most memorable musical numbers you’ll ever see, the Christmas Spectacular will warm your soul even on the coldest of New York winter days.