FAQ

Use these answers and tips to make the most of your visit to Rockefeller Center.

General Information

Where is Rockefeller Center located?

Rockefeller Center is located in midtown Manhattan and encompasses the six square blocks between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas from 48th -51st Streets. Visit the Maps & Directions page for more information.

When can I visit Rockefeller Center?

The Rockefeller Center plaza is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Top of the Rock is open from 8am – Midnight, seven days a week, but hours of operation may vary on holidays. Shop and restaurant hours vary. Please check with each for specific information.

How do I get to Rockefeller Center?

There are many public transportation lines providing service to Rockefeller Center. Please visit Maps & Directions to plan your trip.

How can I access the Rockefeller Center Concourse?

The concourse is accessible from the Rockefeller Center subway station, and the two elevators located on the north and south side of the main plaza. It is also accessible from the 30 and 45 Rockefeller Center lobbies.

Is there Parking at Rockefeller Center?

The Central Parking Garage at Rockefeller Center is located on 48th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Street parking is available on select streets at select hours, but is very limited.

Is Rockefeller Center Accessible?

Yes, Rockefeller Center is accessible and completely compliant with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

What is there to do at Rockefeller Center?

There are a number of attractions, events, and shopping and dining options at Rockefeller Center including the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Use the Rockefeller Center map to help plan your visit!

Are there hotels at Rockefeller Center?

No, there are no hotels housed at Rockefeller Center. We recommend Trip Advisor as an excellent resource for selecting a place to stay in New York City.

Is the Channel Garden open and what plants are installed?

The Channel Garden is open 7 days a week from 7am – 12am. Check out What ‘s Happening for the most up to date planting information.

How can I find out about upcoming events at Rockefeller Center?

Sign up for the Rock List to receive updates on upcoming events, retail specials, and more! Also check out What’s Happening for a list of upcoming events.

Can I hold a private or public event at Rockefeller Center?

Please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities and Private Events pages for details. You can also contact us for more information about holding events at Rockefeller Center.

Attractions

Where can I get tickets for The Top of the Rock and the Rockefeller Center Tour?

Tickets can be purchased online, the Top of the Rock box office, or by using one of the self-service kiosks located in the 30 Rockefeller Plaza Concourse. 

How can I refund my Top of the Rock or Rockefeller Center tour ticket?

Refund requests may be submitted online through the Top of the Rock website. You can also call 212-698-2000.

How can I redeem my CityPass?

Your CityPass can be redeemed online, or at the Top of the Rock box office located at the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Where can I find information on the ice rink?

The ice rink is open annually starting in October and remaining open through mid-April. Specific dates, hours and ticket information can be found here.

Can I propose or get married at Rockefeller Center?

Many couples choose Rockefeller Center as the backdrop for their most cherished moments. Click here for more information on the Engagement on Ice package, or visit UltimateUSAWeddings.com to have your wedding conducted at Top of The Rock.

Are there tours of Rockefeller Center?

Yes – Rockefeller Center tour times and ticketing information can be found here. Combine your Rockefeller Center tour with a trip to Top of the Rock with a Rock Pass combination ticket. Public tours of NBC Studios and Radio City Music Hall are also available.

Is alcohol sold at Top of the Rock?

No, alcohol is typically not sold and guests are not permitted to bring alcohol to Top of the Rock. The only exception is during special events such as the Starlight Music Series where alcohol may be purchased from designated caterers. Check out What’s Happening for a list of upcoming events.

Can I see the Today Show being filmed live?

Yes, NBC’s Today Show is filmed in Studio 1A and outside on the plaza at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza Monday – Friday. Come early as taping begins around 6am.

Is Top of the Rock open for firework viewing on the 4th Of July?

Top of the Rock is open for regular admission on Independence Day. Though, in years past, visitors to Top of the Rock have enjoyed a view of the fireworks, variables such as weather, location of the fireworks and deck spacing preclude us from guaranteeing a view of the fireworks from the observations decks.

The Holidays

When can I see the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree?

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is on the plaza each year between Thanksgiving and the new year. To learn more about this year’s tree and visitor information, visit The Holidays page.

Where can I find out more information about the Tree Lighting Ceremony?

Learn more about the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, including lighting information and tree history, here.

Who will be performing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony?

Learn more about the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, including lighting information and tree history, here.

Can I attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony?

The tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30 with live performances from 7-9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets. The lighting ceremony is a free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, click here.

How can I submit my Norway spruce for consideration to be the next Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree?

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree must be a Norway spruce and can be submitted for donation here.