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
86
Avg Score

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

96
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Absorbing

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.

Also I'm a little biased because after being so sick and missing last Chris... Read more Read less

84
Uplifting, Great staging, Delightful, Family friendly, Commercial holiday favorite

See it if You want to bring the family to a holiday favorite big production w/ dancing and a lot of action on stage. Fun for all ages.

Don't see it if Don’t go if large crowds, loud big production bother you. Commercial but fun

58
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

93
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You want to get into the holiday spirit. It's pretty much the same show annually- Rockettes are always great along with the live Nativity.

Don't see it if You do not want to sit amongst loud talking children and their chaos!

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You are in New York for Christmas and want to see a great production that is both relevant and entertaining.

Don't see it if You hate Christmas.

92
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. Like seeing the Rockette's dance and colorful costumes. You want to see NEW acrobats in the finally

Don't see it if You have seen the show in the past few years and want to be surprised.

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if the family is in town and you want a fail safe entertaining night out. The production is spectacular.

Don't see it if You aren't a holiday person

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You want to get into the holiday spirit, want a show fun for the whole family, want an hour and a half of spectacle, singing, and dancing!

Don't see it if You hate Christmas songs or singing and dancing without an important storyline

Also The spectacle of the show is incredibly beautiful; elaborate costuming... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love the tradition of seeing the rockettes in NYC at Christmas time! It's always an enjoyable show!

Don't see it if You want an in-depth story show. This is more like a Christmas variety show.

88
Great staging, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you've never seen it before and want a true Christmas show that is extremely well performed that uses great technology / advanced staging..

Don't see it if you don't care for Christmas themed shows and aren't energized by unique staged performances.

80
Entertaining, Great dancing, Cheery

See it if looking to get in the holiday spirit. Rockettes are mixed throughout the show and an entertaining watch. Family friendly but fun for adults

Don't see it if prefer Broadway shows or do not want to see something Christmas-y. Slow at times but good balance of entertainment

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

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.

90
Enchanting, Great staging, Clever

See it if U love the rockettes, wanna get in the holiday spirit and especially if u have little children.

Don't see it if Ur a grinch

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

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

90
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the holidays and delight in the charm, joy and splendor of the lights and magic of Christmas.

Don't see it if if Scrooge is your champion.

80
Entertaining, Great dancing, Fun, Must see

See it if you enjoy spectacles, great dancing, and family friendly performances with wonderful designs in a great NYC landmark.

Don't see it if you want a stress-free experience. The theater is HUGE and security lines are atrocious.

85
Fun and traditional, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like traditional spectacular glitz and holiday joy.

Don't see it if want serious theater.

57
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...

98
Exquisite, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love well-done Christmas shows

Don't see it if you are a Scrooge

Also This was 95 min of pure excellence and Christmas magic. Will definitel... Read more Read less

80
Overrated, Fluffy, Epic, Delightful

See it if if you love Christmas, this show is a tradition for many families. Great for kids (I guess of all ages) great dancing, big production value

Don't see it if if you aren't into Christmas, fluff, or if you don't have kids or out of towners, you can prob skip this. Almost the same every year

70
Entertaining, Great dancing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want an entertaining holiday show!

Don't see it if you don't like Christmas

90
Enchanting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You have children under 15 who love the magic of Christmas. This has high production values and mesmerizes children. Special memories.

Don't see it if You don't celebrate the holiday or if you don't like hoaky at all.

Also Enjoy it for what it is and not more. Kids had a blast.


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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