Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

From 384 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)

Member Reviews (384)


Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Must see

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

Delightful, Great staging

See it if The Rockettes were truly talented. Spectacularly choreographed. Great production value overall, in particular set design and lighting.

Don't see it if The tourist crowd can be overwhelming and the line unnecessarily long. This is a fun traditional production for families.

Overrated, Fluffy, Dated

See it if you want to experience a NYC tradition, enjoy sparkly things and appreciate the Rockettes. May help some to get in the Christmas spirit.

Don't see it if you can't stand the cattle-like herding of tourists, obnoxious audiences or want a substantial bit of entertainment

Also honestly the crowds are horrid. a guy in front of us punched another i... Read more Read less

Cliched, Hilariously bad, Dated, Refreshing, Holiday spirit

See it if If you're a tourist who wants a show with dancing and a big budget. If your kids haven't seen theatre before, this can do the trick.

Don't see it if You want clever stories that aren't cheesy, with good characters and subtlety. If you appreciate theatre, spend money on better shows.

Also Something that does give it value is that it's fun to rip on, soooo...

Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you don't mind a cliched Christmas show with legs, Santa and Jesus.

Don't see it if if you can get better tickets to a better show, like Imbible's Christmas special.

Epic, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You really love Christmas and want to bring your kids to something special, or want to see an iconic NYC show.

Don't see it if You want something at all original, deep, or subtle.

Enchanting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You haven't seen the Rockettes yet. It's a classic with some WOW moments.

Don't see it if You've seen it once before. There's a lot of repeats and it seems worse for the wear.

Overrated, Must see, Slow

See it if You've never gone before

Don't see it if You're over 20

Also Never saw it as a kid... not impressive as an adult. Boring and overra... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great staging, Overrated, Cliched

See it if As a life long new yorker i went to the show every year for as long as i can remember, it used to be so much better, longer and way less

Don't see it if You dont want an overpriced show

Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if You want to see an excellent use of technology and revisit the Rockettes Toy Soldier routine. Keeps the kids agog throughout.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see production number after production number. Gets tiring after awhile.

Fluffy, Overrated, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You have You are come fro out of towny

Don't see it if You have seen it previously

Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Overrated, Cliched

See it if you enjoy Christmas spirit and don't mind repetition. This is cliche Christmas with a very basic loose storyline.

Don't see it if You want a deep plot or are looking for a showcase of dance - this is more of a showcase of choreography.


See it if You’ve never seen it before they have changed anything in years - they don’t leave enough time to get audiences in between so arrive early

Don't see it if You are looking for a new Christmas show as it’s very repetitive year after year

Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow, Delightful

See it if you love the holidays or with children (or those young at heart).

Don't see it if you are not really into the holiday spirit.

Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You like the Rockettes

Don't see it if You don't like the Rockettes

Fluffy, Overrated, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You’re visiting NYC for the first time during Christmas and enjoy masterful dance skills

Don't see it if You expect a creative and inventive performance

Overrated, Great staging, Great singing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if it was a cute show, but nothing spectacular as i had been lead to believe by others going on and on about it

Don't see it if ok for all ages, but skip it if you are not into christmas everything and cheesyness

Overrated, Dated, Disappointing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a Christmas show when trying to avoid the cold weather

Don't see it if You want to be bored and see a show with barely any plot


See it if You have kids. Need excessive visual stimulation. Enjoy legs kicking in the air. Care deeply about the spirit of Santa.

Don't see it if You are not being dragged there by a family member.


See it if Have to Bring a Kid

Don't see it if Not a huge fan of holiday

Overrated, Slow, Dated, Enchanting, Disappointing

See it if You have never seen before

Don't see it if You have already seen it

Overrated, Great staging

See it if great dancing and staging but not to see again and again I think it is overrated.

Don't see it if Don't go and see if you have in previous years .

Overrated, Entertaining, Slow

See it if If you have children, they may enjoy the dancing, the music, and the plot line of the story.

Don't see it if If you are not particularly interested in dancing or you don't mind a slightly childish Christmas story.

Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want a decent Christmas show

Don't see it if You want groundbreaking entertainment

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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