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

60
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.

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like big production numbers and dancing and the classic rockettes

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a clear/heavy plot or if you don’t like shows with a lot of dancing

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Great staging

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.

65
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.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

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

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

71
Great singing, Great staging, Cliched, Dated, Epic

See it if you want to see big show with nice staging and dancing but without a plot.

Don't see it if You care about plot

90
Great dancing, Holiday tradition, Fluffy

See it if You love dance! The Rockettes- enough said!

Don't see it if You don't want to see a Christmas show. Not much changes from one year to the next- there are the staple numbers they always do.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

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

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

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want to watch a true spectacular with the Rockettes at their best, you enjoy special effects, & want 1 1/2 hours of a fun uplifting show

Don't see it if Your a Grinch or want a full biblikal account of the story of Jesus. You’ll get some of that, but more it the joyful side of the holiday.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You have never seen it. It is a Christmas must-do in NYC! A classic!

Don't see it if You have already seen it. Wait until you forgot it. It's the same show, different year.

78
Delightful, Must see, Classic

See it if you want to get into the Christmas spirit with the exquisite, flashy Rockettes. You've got to see it at least once in your life.

Don't see it if you've already seen it. Not much changes from year to year, and lately it's becoming more modern to gear towards a new generation.

86
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you have never seen it before. Took my grandkids and they loved it. In an out in less than 90 minutes.

Don't see it if you are on a budget. Pretty pricey.

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

See it if you believe...

Don't see it if your child cannot enjoy a 80-85 minute show without having to be carried out of the hall screaming, so the rest of us can enjoy the show.

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You want to feel the Christmas spirit! There is nothing more wonderful than those moments where it all comes together perfectly.

Don't see it if You are the Grinch, or can't get past some flawed/naff storylines and moments.

85
Entertaining, Must see, Classic, Fluffy

See it if You want a classic NYC holiday experience

Don't see it if you will be bothered by an overtly religious ending to the show

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Good for kids

See it if You love dancing and/or the Rockettes, you're a child, you enjoy really cool special effects.

Don't see it if You enjoy well-sculpted plotlines-it boarders between a structured plot and a loose collection of scenes.

75
Fluffy, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You want to experience a christmas tradition. You want to be wowed by the Rockettes-the real highlight

Don't see it if You're bored of more of the same You find xmas stories too sappy

90
Epic, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy an epic show completely about Christmas.

Don't see it if You hate Christmas or dislike in-sync dancing with a quality orchestra and singing ensemble.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Relevant, Spirited, Fun

See it if you have never seen the Rockettes live before, you like the history of the show in NYC

Don't see it if you have seen it before, you are not interested in dance shows

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy singing, dancing and good cheer

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

85
Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate the magic of Christmas, this show will not disappoint.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a plot and something with deep meaning. This show is fluffy and fun.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see

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.

90
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if are from out of town....are a jaded new yorker who needs a mini return to childhood.....love glitz and large spectacular productions

Don't see it if if you like things on a more intimate small production level

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging

See it if You want to be entertained and leave the theatre smiling. It is absolutely delightful and puts you in the Christmas spirit!

Don't see it if You don't want to be happy!

93
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if Have seen this show 4 times and enjoyed it every time. The finale is truly inspirational.

Don't see it if You expect to see a plot as this is a holiday dance show performed as individual numbers.


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...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more

Related content