Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

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Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Must see

About the show

Radio City Music Hall presents its annual holiday extravaganza featuring the legendary Rockettes. More…

Radio City's iconic 'Christmas Spectacular' stars more than 140 performers in a heartwarming revue about finding the spirit of season in your heart. Headlined by The Rockettes, the famed precision dance troupe known for its synchronized routines such as "Rag Dolls" and "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," the show also features actors, singers, dancers, Santa, high-tech interactives, and a climactic Living Nativity complete with animals. A New York Christmas tradition for the whole family since 1933.

1h 30m | Already closed | Radio City Music Hall (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (324)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Must see
86
Avg Score

74
Entertaining, Sweet, Great dancing, Better for children

See it if You want to enjoy a beautiful well done Christmas show and tickle the kid in you. Great production values and flawless synchronized dancing,

Don't see it if This show is a lot more geared for children than adults as opposed to their Spring Spectacular which is for all audiences.

76
Cute, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great for kids

See it if You love Christmas or You have kids or family in town. It's cute and the production is well done .

Don't see it if If you aren't big into Christmas music or you don't have kids family visiting you can prob skip it.

Also I really enjoyed their summer show this last year much better. The son... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Indulgent, Must see

See it if A fantastic show! Brings you back to when you were a child! Great staging, dancing and a whole lot of fun. A Hugh production on the great

Don't see it if stage!!!! If you do not like grand productions that make you feel good! A must see.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to bring the youngsters or if you missed it for a few years. Best bit is the 3D Santa Claus flying to N.Y.C, and the fav. sites

Don't see it if wonder if projectionists will replace scenic designers. R.C. is huge. Something has to be lost in some seats. Program (inc.cast) a must.

73
Family-friendly, Traditional, Fluffy, Dated, Cliched

See it if you've never seen it. It's cheesy, silly & barely updated in 75 yrs, but it's a holiday tradition & worth it just for the famous kick-line.

Don't see it if you're going to take it seriously. This is pure child-wonderment fluff. You know what you're getting: If you don't want it, don't see it.

90
Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fun & charming Christmas show that you can see with all ages. You love Christmas shows! You want to see the Rockettes.

Don't see it if You're a Grinch & hate Christmas shows.

Also I've seen the show several times over the years, & this is my favorite... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great dancing

See it if you’re looking for a fun holiday show to take your family to. This show will make you feel like a kid again.

Don't see it if you want to avoid tourists.

86
Great staging, Fluffy, Incredible tap dancing!, Fun

See it if You want to see this famous show and/or you enjoy amazing tap dancing. Great staging/lighting. Fun to see from high up in the hall.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a Christmas show. You don't like big crowds of tourists and families.

Also The Rockettes have to be seen to be believed. Everyone should see them... Read more Read less

79
Everyone should see this show at least once in their life!, Goofy and silly, but still lots of fun., Entertaining and happy-making, The rockettes are better than ever, The 3-d videos, new sets and projections add a lot.

See it if You've never seen the show, Radio City or the Rockettes live before, and just want to be thrilled by a talented cast and lots of spectacle.

Don't see it if Too cool for this type show, aren't impressed with precision dancing, want something serious. This is a VERY New York Xmas experience. Go 1X

85
Festive, Delightful, Great dancing, Must see

See it if you want to see a refreshed version of a holiday classic. The Rockettes and the show are better than ever this year.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy holiday shows or largely tourist crowds who enjoy taking pictures (gotta love flash photography) when they shouldn't.

86
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Santa tastic!, Great dancing

See it if You want some Christmas cheer! Lots of fun dancing, singing, & kicking; beautiful theater

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Christmas or want to avoid tourists and/ or poor theater behavior (lots of picture taking and filming)

Also Get there at least an hour early to stand in line

70
Dated, Cliched, Great staging, Banal, Fluffy

See it if big flashy shows are your thing. Not much new here: same show, winter songs, animals, dances - prob same dancers - & same ending as always.

Don't see it if you've seen it ONCE. It's entertaining, but once is enough. Radio City is magnificent but this annual show is more for tourists than NY'ers.

80
Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful, Classic, Family-feel-good-fare

See it if you want a slice of iconic New York City Holiday experience; seeking family-friendly fare during the holidays; seek the holiday spirit.

Don't see it if you dislike holiday fare or the variety-show type of entertainment. If you want something edgier, intellectual, or deep, go elsewhere.

95
Spectacular, Magical, Heart-warming, Must see, Terpsichorean wonder

See it if you want to jumpstart the holidays in your heart. Yep, same show as last year, almost, but it never fails to amaze, cheer, and make me happy

Don't see it if "Bah, humbug" are words that flow from your mouth often this time of year.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you never saw the rockettes, its a tradition for me to see them every christmas!

Don't see it if you don't like a christmas show

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, As always, the rockettes are at the top of their game--amazing precision

See it if You want to experience the magical spirit of the season through the innocence of children, or enjoy the amazing precision of the Rockettes

Don't see it if You do not like holiday-themed shows, the wonderfully talented Rockettes, or would rather see a traditional play.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if A NY holiday tradition, entertaining and fun for the whole family.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of seeing shows in larger venues or that are tourist attractions.

85
Delightful, Masterful, Great staging, Great lighting, Amazing dancing by rockettes

See it if just for the precision dancing of the Rockettes which gets a big WOW from me. The lighting scenery and special effects, including 3D are fun

Don't see it if you expect a great scripted story. Scenes with Santa Claus are interspersed with the religious theme of Christ being born

Also I confess that I went to see the show specifically to watch Danelle da... Read more Read less

86
Must see, Great dancing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you love Christmas! The Rockettes are absolutely wonderful, especially in the March of the Tin Soldiers. They never disappoint. A tradition.

Don't see it if you are offended to pay ridiculous prices for a show that lasts less than 90 minutes. And arrive really early; security takes forever!

85
Delightful, Festive, Joyful, Entertaining

See it if fun for the whole family! Jolly, vibrant, and traditional at the same time .The scene of the Living Nativity was breathtaking!...see it!

Don't see it if just go...make it your family tradition too.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want to see a couple really cool dance numbers or just want to check it off your New York bucket list

Don't see it if you're looking for anything substantial or without moments that lag a little

76
Kicklines!, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want to be impressed by precision dancing and kicklines; the Rockettes are the clear highlight!

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for family-friendly, cheesy performances or a 3D film of Santa to start the show

75
Great staging, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You enjoy your holiday celebration with sparkles, high kicks & lots of extravagance! The 2017 staging is the best version yet! Must see!!

Don't see it if You are not up for the tourist crowd. Go with patience in mind. The show can get a little silly when it's not all about the Rockettes.

82
Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You want to see the classic with some new bits. The dancing is always the best part and as silly as it is, always puts you in the spirit.

Don't see it if You can't deal with the truly dragging and over-the-top acted scripted scenes placed in between the dance numbers.

97
Festive, Family-friendly, Great staging, Fluffy, Heart-warming

See it if you need a good dose of holiday cheer, want to be part of a grand tradition, or you like camels.

Don't see it if you're a cotton-headed ninny muggins.


November 21st, 2017
“It is first and foremost spectacular, driven by the amazing unison dancing of the Rockettes themselves, but hugely abetted by the stunning hydraulics system and dazzling projections...Unapologetically schmaltzy and sentimental...The sheer virtuosity of all involved elevates it above mere treacle...
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November 19th, 2016
for a previous production "Obviously, seasonal cheer floods 'Christmas Spectacular:' It coats every second of the production...This is a show for Broadway fans who miss the Babylonian scale of the form in its heyday—including a satisfyingly large, finger-snapping orchestra...While the show integrates high-tech innovations...
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November 18th, 2016
for a previous production "'The Radio City Christmas Spectacular' returns in all its glory...The show closely resembles last year's top-notch production with some slight modifications that only enhance the extravaganza. The iconic Rockettes remain supreme with their eye-high kicks, razor-sharp precision and synchronized c...
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November 20th, 2016
for a previous production "A curative that could not be more needed right now. And its stunning stars, as always, deliver the goods. Those would, of course, be the 36 Rockettes who, through their military-precise hoofing, kicking, and goodwill knock out the blues and propel us into the Technicolor universe of eternal Yule...
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