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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Must see

91
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great, Great dancing

See it if You love the Rockettes, a great orchestra and Christmas festivities in a beautiful venue

Don't see it if You have seen the Christmas Spectacular before and don't want to see a similar show; I personally enjoy seeing the show every year

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.

100
Enchanting, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if Best family show for the holidays!

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

85
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like the tradition which this almost unchanging show brings. OK it is much the same every year, but even the most cynical must smile

Don't see it if You are anti-Christmas or a real Grinch.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great dancing, Festive

See it if You want to see dancers with the best possible precision. Will get you in the holiday spirit right from the start

Don't see it if You need a storyline, you don't want to be surrounded by tourists and kids, you don't enjoy large-scale performances

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great precision dancing, Slow

See it if You want to see a NYC holiday classic, Rockettes, want to see inside Radio City, and/or you love Christmas. Big spectacle in a big venue.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of precision dancing, Christmas, tourist attractions. Can be slow at times. Huge space so could be hard to see.

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87
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if If you're looking to feel Christmas magic through music, dancing, 3-D, and a cute story about believing in Santa Claus;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something unrelated to the holidays or an emotional stage show;

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Must see, Enchanting

See it if You are young at heart and your senses enjoy color, holiday songs and the Rockettes of Radio City. Make it a family event.

Don't see it if You are looking for a pure dramatic play.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if I start off my holiday season with this show.It has become a tradition and as such,i might be a little subjective.I always enjoy the show.

Don't see it if If you want to see monumental changes from the year before.Basically,only a few differentials come with this program.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if Love the Rockettes. Enjoy splashy numbers. Enjoy Xmas theme numbers. Love the beauty of Radio City Music Hall.

Don't see it if You don't like Xmas theme shows.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You've never gone before and want a taste of the Holiday Spirit!

Don't see it if You've seen it recently or are looking for a more fulfilling night out! Beautiful Fluff!

90
Enchanting, Exquisite, Delightful, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want some classic Christmas cheer in your life this holiday season

Don't see it if you don't like traditional dance revue type shows, or are the Grinch

85
Great holiday tradition, Classic, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if This is a great NYC Christmas tradition - singing, 3-D effects and the Rockettes! Definitely worth fitting into your schedule.

Don't see it if You don’t like big, variety show-like extravaganzas.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Spectacular, Beautiful, Impressive!

See it if you wish to enjoy a magnificent spectacle in one of the largest and most iconic theatres in the world. The dancers are impressive.

Don't see it if you do not care for spectacle or for cliched presentations of Christmas themes.

100
Fun, Great dancing, Great staging, Exquisite, Grand

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.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy pure song and dance. Oh, there's that Santa guy!

Don't see it if You're Scrooge

82
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you love great holiday entertainment. This is a classic - dancing, singing, and scenes from holidays in the great Radio City Music Hall.

Don't see it if you are a scrooge. Yes it has some things the same every year but it is fun, enjoyable for all ages. Repetitive annually.

70
Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you have kids or just want to get into the Christmas spirit. There is really a lot here for Children.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in childlike Christmas wonder.

77
Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You love holiday music and wonderful special effects

Don't see it if You expect broadway etiquette or have trouble with latecomers interrupting. People taking photos and on cell phones

79
Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if The Rockettes are great. This show puts you in the holiday mood

Don't see it if If you dont like Christmas shows

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if loved the show it was alot of fun and we were thoroughly entertained grat for adults and kids

Don't see it if you are a grouch

80
Cliched, Dated, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if Looking for an outing, perfect for the whole family and as a way to kick of the holiday season. The tour beforehand was more riveting.

Don't see it if You don't want to deal with large crowds or have children under 3 years of age.

88
Clever, Enchanting, Epic

See it if Brilliantly produced, tech-forward productions

Don't see it if You want to see anything unexpected.

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Relevant

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.

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you never have

Don't see it if you've seen it in the past as it tends to be the same


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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