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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

From 5 critic and 308 member reviews
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)

Drama Queen NYC

“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...Branam has pulled together a daunting number of elements and collaborators to put together an extravaganza that can hold its head up in the tradition of Rockettes’ legendary holiday-season shows." Full Review

The New York Times

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...its appeal remains delightfully human. Even in tight unison, the Rockettes are not a machine but a single organism constantly shifting and recombining its constituent elements." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

for a previous production "From the moment the show starts off with the fabulous orchestra and singing usherettes, you are transported to a magical wonderland. The adorable Rockettes prance in as reindeer ushering in Santa and you are a child once again...The elaborate sets, the array of costumes, and the dazzling lights are sensational, and the impressive projections are thrilling...'Christmas Spectacular' is a holiday card of all New York is, sealed with high kicks and glamour." Full Review

Talkin' Broadway

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 Yuletide happiness...They just work, just like the 'Christmas Spectacular' just works—a model of mechanical, at times seemingly scientific, approach to mainstream entertainment." Full Review


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 choreography...But the show is more spectacle than story, with the Rockettes as its most valuable players...Kudos to the dancers and singers who add an extra sparkle this year." Full Review

Must see, Dizzying, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you want to be blown away by spectacle! Brilliant projections, sets, music and pure perfection from the dancers. WOW

Don't see it if you aren't into touristy, must see, productions, in a massive theatre! I can't say anything bad about it.

Grand, Exquisite, Great staging, Great dancing, Fun

See it if It's the most wonderful show of the year! Classic way to spend the holidays and New York. It never gets old and it's just so fun and grand!

Don't see it if You don't like exquisite dancing and fun Christmas music.

Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if An American tradition! I first saw the Rockettes at age 5 and have returned to see the Christmas show with my wife & kids every year

Don't see it if You don't believe in Santa Claus

Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to be swept away in the christmas spirit of NYC

Don't see it if you are not very into the holidays

Dizzying, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if Best family show for the holidays!

Don't see it if You don't celebrate Christmas!

Entertaining, Must see, Delightful

See it if If you are wondering what to see with your family during the Holiday Season this is it, Amazing show everyone will love!

Don't see it if It's impossible not to see it, the show is a tradition, and A must see!

Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy singing, dancing and good cheer

Don't see it if If you have a negative attitude

Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Great for all ages. Just sit back and enjoy. The new tech enhancements & the original show are well blended.

Don't see it if Who would not want to go?

Great staging, Delightful

See it if Never gets tired. Love the staging and performance. Just brings the holiday spirit!

Don't see it if Cant think of any

Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love Santa, Christmas and the Holidays!

Don't see it if You don't like the Christmas season.

Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the holidays. You want to see a great show.

Don't see it if You don't like dancing.

Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if If u want to be dazzled and thoroughly entertained.

Don't see it if If don't like being thoroughly entertained.

Relevant, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love great dancing and the Christmas feeling on stage.

Don't see it if you can only be entertained with classical theater.

Entertaining, Must see, Masterful, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for a light hearted play and joyful time. Brings back memories of my childhood.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood to be a child again. Or have no spirit of Christmas in you.

Must see, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love dancing. If you like to see NYC landmarks. If you like a traditional story.

Don't see it if If you aren't a fan of beautiful ladies dancing and doing high kicks.

Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You have a pulse. This has been going since 1933. For a reason.

Don't see it if You are green and like to steal presents from children. C'mon, there's no reason not to see this.

Exquisite, Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of New York and of Christmas!! If you love dancing and great stage effects!!

Don't see it if You are a Scrooge!!

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

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.

Refreshing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Classic

See it if The show has really become more than just kicklines. It was a really fun time that embraces technology and felt fresh.

Don't see it if You don’t like Christmas or are looking for more than dance. They do their best to incorporate a plot, but it is still focused on dancing.

Absorbing, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a show and story told in vignettes.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a show and story told in vignettes.

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Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy dance numbers. Clean fun and holiday themed spectacular

Don't see it if Heavy drama and themes. Nonholiday theater

Absorbing, Must see, Fluffy, Entertaining, Spectacular

See it if You enjoy very clean dance

Don't see it if You want more gravity to your theatre-going experience

Great staging, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you love the precision choreography and stunning production numbers. Major over the top fun.

Don't see it if You hate dance and are a Scrooge.

Must see, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy amazing set designs, beautiful music, and love Christmas! The show is fast moving and wonderful for kids (young and old).

Don't see it if Highly recommend paying extra for orchestra seats close to the stage. Worth the extra money.

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

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.

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