Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, New York City
1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10036
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Contact:+1 212 632 3975
Open Hours: Official tree lighting: 8:50pm Thu
The lighting of this famous giant Christmas tree will be televised from coast-to-coast, kicking off the holiday season at ... More
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
The lighting of this famous giant Christmas tree will be televised from coast-to-coast, kicking off the holiday season at Rockefeller Center. The ceremony takes place at the end of November each year and is aired live on the NBC television network. The lighting occurs at approximately 8:50p. The entire area gets extremely crowded, so come early if you want to see anything. If you miss it, the tree is lit every night through December.
Just returned from New York Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, and have to say that while the tree is beautiful from 300 yards away, it was a bit of a let down. The whole area was blocked off by police and the only people let anywhere near to the show and the tree we people with "VIP Passes". I have searched everywhere online, where to get these passes, even asked the NY visitors center, and no-one knows! Seams the only people worthy of seeing the whole show close up are people who have friends in NBC, or the show, or have lots of money to bid on tickets donated to charity! To those of you who plan on travelling to New York as we did to see this - dont bother, you'll see it better on the TV!!!
Everything was fine until Beyonce decided to blaspheme the Ave Maria with that dress that should have been worn for one of sex tapes. Then to add to the insult, the Rocketts, who may or not be Christians wore scanty outfits showing, or at least implying nudity for the Holy season. The producers should take bible school class as there are young children who enjoy the lighting. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
We traveled to New York the December before last to find it decorated amazingly. There were holly wreaths everywhere as well as ball balls and tinsel. But the thing that caught our eyes the most was this enormous Christmas tree sitting in front of the Chrysler Building. Surrounding the tree were dozens of illuminated angels and miniature trees, as well as many people taking photograph snaps.
I would definitely recommend this experience to any others wishing to visit New York. Among the snow and gorgeous decorations is an absolute MUST SEE at Christmas time.
The 2007 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is a big, beautiful tree - but who decided to use blue, purple, and green lights? Who has a blue and purple Christmas tree? Is this a politically correct "holiday" tree? It certainly does not look like a Christmas tree!
The tree lighting ceremony was a disgrace.
Outside of Josh, Celine and Tony the performers were terrible. And to allow
Taylor whatever her name, to butcher sacred "Silent Night" the way she did is beyond any sense of dignity. With the exception of the above mentioned performers the show lacked class. Shame on you.
I would not recommend this show to anyone.
The icons of NYC, the Rockettes, were given the least amount of time of any of the acts.
They deserved more.
It was amzing place i'm going back for christmas to see family. When i went last time i haven't been there since i was 18 now im 30. I love it there the hotels are beatiful. It was a bit expensive but it was worth it. The bulding were out standing there's really no place like it. There is alot to do for adult. NYC is a fun place for adults but not to much for a family trip. There is places to bring your kids (well you get what i'm saying). If your looking for a city were there's alot of things to do and see well that's the NYC!
- Alexa leigh
I love that place. There it feels like magic: the atmosphere, the Christmas Tree, the Angels...everything...it is my perfect winter holiday.
I think you can enjoy New York and Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree at any age. So, go see it, you won't be sorry...i'm sure about it...it's like a fairy-tell!
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