One thing I love is Christmas time and all the fun things surrounding the holidays. I really wanted to see the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall and luckily Cris said yes and got us tickets! So this entire post will be about that show, and why I think if there’s one super generic touristy thing to see if you’re visiting New York City or if you’re a resident and looking for something to do next holiday season (or this one, the last show is in January) it should be seeing this show!
First and foremost, you should be on the look out for deals for tickets. On a snack trip to McDonalds, Cris and I found a coupon for 2 for 1 tickets! We jumped on that opportunity. We decided to go in November (another way to save money is go before December) on Monday the 28th which happened to be a Santa Hat Day (they give every person a free Santa hat). Saving money on these tickets is a great idea because they can get super expensive for no reason.
On the day of the show we drove there and we actually bought a parking spot on Parkwhiz.com (I highly recommend using this website when you need parking anywhere). We were 4 blocks away from Radio City Music Hall and we had a fun walk there.
When you get to the Hall, they put you in a line because the doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00 pm show. The line moves fairly quickly so don’t worry if you have kids, it’s just a ticket and bag check and you get your free hat once you get inside!
We lucked out and got seats in the orchestra without breaking the bank between the coupon and the fact that we went in November. So we had a pretty awesome view and it was great for certain parts of the show because some people walk (or danced) right past us! Before the show officially started two organists played music and the the orchestra for the entire show was risen from the floor to the stage and performed a lovely number for us. It was an amazing start for the show.
The actual show started and there were some incredible special effects. Things fly out into the audience, it snows, there are 3D effects and more. I don’t want to give anything away but Santa is definitely in appearance. Some of the songs are kind of cheesy and the child performers are just that, child performers and they do their very best so it’s very cute. The final performance of the Nativity Scene is so beautifully moving I cried, then again I cry at everything. The Rockettes are amazing and there’s so many amazing stunts and kicks and it was so much fun that it really left us leaving in such a Christmas spirit.
Honestly, for people with kids, without kids, old or young folk this is such a great Christmas show. It puts you in such a great Christmas spirit and everything about the show is beautiful down to the Hall itself. It’s gorgeous on the inside, so take time and take some pictures, unlike us. It got super crowded so we just have to deal with the pictures we took of us in our seats. I don’t think we will go every year, actually next Christmas season we’re planning on doing something super special but this might be something nice to do every other or every 2 years. I definitely recommend people see it if you’re visiting during the holiday season and if you’re bored and want something different to see then try this out. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year!