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

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

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.

86
Enchanting, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you love Christmas shows. loved it

Don't see it if your not into the Christmas spirit.

80
Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if a classic

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

80
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a traditional New York classic; you enjoy big spectacles; you like shows that are dance-intensive

Don't see it if you want a show with a strong plot; you do not celebrate Christmas in the religious sense

80
Entertaining, Great dancing, Delightful

See it if you want to see a fun, light-hearted show with impeccable dancing

Don't see it if you don't like dance shows and want more of a story

86
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if I loved the show and it is updated every year

Don't see it if Do not like xmas shows

81
Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You haven't ever seen the rockettes. And you are looking for a feel good, fluffy bit of Christmas fun with not too much depth.

Don't see it if You have high expectations. It is what it is and that's a good thing. Just nothing more than that.

80
Delightful, Cliched, Absorbing, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You're interested in the visible aspect of a show. I mean the dancing and effects are spectacular. They don't call it that for nothing.

Don't see it if You want a real storyline. It seemed like they just threw in the Jesus aspect of Christmas at the end just to get it in

58
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.

70
Great staging, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if You are looking for a dance heavy show, or are being nostalgic for the holidays

Don't see it if You want something other than fluff

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You enjoy synchronized dancing, seeing a romanticized version of New York, and have always wanted to see what all the buzz is about.

Don't see it if You want an actual story or mind people recording parts of the show (it's allowed)

Also Arrive early because it is PACKED. I can't stress enough just how crow... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love Christmas! Love tradition! You like high kicks and the Rockettes!! You want family friendly.

Don't see it if Bah humbug!

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Exquisite

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!!

96
Riveting, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Loved it! So entertaining! Great way to get into the Christmas holiday spirit.

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

95
Spectacular, Entertaining, Fluffy, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy very clean dance

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

50
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

90
Entertaining, Must see, Precision dancing

See it if You enjoy the timeless tradition of the Rockettes precision dancing and their famous kick.

Don't see it if You get tired of seeing the same classical numbers repeated yearly

90
Classic, Must see, Great dancing, Fun, Family friendly

See it if You want a classic, super Christmas-y show to help you feel the holiday spirit. Everyone should see it once!

Don't see it if You don't like dancing. Although there are songs, the majority of the show is dance based (rockettes...duh!) ;)

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

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

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

70
Cliched, Great staging, Overrated, Resonant

See it if You are with little kids, you love the holiday season/Christmas, you aren't looking for a show with a strong plot

Don't see it if There are other shows available on Broadway, you've seen it before, you like something with more of an edge

75
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Slow, See only once

See it if you've never seen it before and want to escape and watch dance

Don't see it if you've already seen the Rockettes at Christmas... their routines don't change so its boring after your first visit

96
Classic, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

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.

90
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if if you love Christmas

Don't see it if you dont like dancing

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to get into the Christmas spirit

Don't see it if You don't like dancing and singing

100
Ambitious, Delightful, Dizzying, Must see

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.


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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