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The Radio City Christmas Show

  • The Radio City Christmas Show started way back in 1933, the year after the Radio City Music Hall opened.
  • The very first show included a 'Silly Symphony' animated segment courtesy of the Walt Disney Company.
  • The Rockettes, an all-women dance troupe that started back in the 1890s, have performed there since the the very first show.

If you're walking around hearing bells jingle on every street corner, and festive tunes are creeping their way into your daily commute it can only mean one thing. Yes, Christmas, the jolliest of times, is right around the corner! Time to dust off the stocking and get in the spirit. New York's full of Christmas cheer, and one unmissable event is the Radio City Christmas Show. Here's everything you need to know about it.

When is the Radio City Christmas Show?

The Christmas Spectacular runs from November 8 2019 through January 5 2020.

Where is the Radio City Christmas Show?

It takes place at Radio City Music Hall, in the Rockefeller Center.

What's it all about?

It's been a New York tradition since the 1930s. And, with that much history behind it, it can't be half bad, can it? If you've never been you owe it to yourself to check it out.

The jewel of the show has to be the Radio City Rockettes, a synchronized female dancing troupe that has to be seen to be believed. They perform to a Christmas-themed soundtrack featuring Toy Soldiers, The Nutcracker, and many more. All in impeccable costumes.

Alongside The Rockettes, you'll also see tap dancing, Santa flying across the stage on his sleigh, and nativity scenes to boot. If that doesn't get you in the spirit, then nothing will, Scrouge.

And if you're visiting The Big Apple, why not see what else there is to do over the holidays? Or go for a skate? It'll be cold enough!

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