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The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on November 29. The Christmas Tree is lit daily from 5am–midnight. Hours will be extended until 1am from December 15th through Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, the Tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year's Eve it is lit from 5am to 9pm. The Tree will be on view until January 13th.

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Holiday Attractions

General Admission- The Rink

Take a spin on The Rink at Rockefeller Center this upcoming season. Your General Admission ticket guarantees your spot on the ice on the date and time you select.
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VIP Skate

The VIP Ticket includes an extended skate time (90 minutes in the venue), complimentary skate rental, one (1) complimentary hot beverage, plus 20% off merchandise.

General Admission - Top of the Rock

See the best NYC view from 70 floors up at our indoor and outdoor observation decks. The Beam Experience can be added to your purchase during checkout.

Christmas Tree Photo

This holiday season, capture the magic of the season with a professional photo of you and your family in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Includes digital photo package.

Santa at Rockefeller Center, presented by Balsam Hill

Bring the whole family and capture the magic of the season with a heartwarming photo with Santa Claus himself! Watch your little ones' faces light up with joy as they share their holiday wishes and dreams with the man in the red suit. Includes digital photo package, plus two prints.
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The Ultimate Rockefeller Center Christmas Experience

Experience Rock Center at Christmastime with a private, guided VIP tour. Your experience can include: Top of the Rock, followed by indulgent drinks and bites in your own private rink-side chalet beneath the glowing Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and skating on the iconic rink. Finally, complete your experience on Center Plaza, reserved only for you and your loved ones, with a private moment to enjoy and take photos with the Christmas Tree. Please email [email protected] to book today.
Via TripAdvisor
What can be more iconic than skating in Rockefeller Center? This place just oozes charm, and history. Whatever you have seen on Television doesn't begin to cover what your experience is in person.
- PGAPRO2006
Nobody does Christmas like New York and especially Rockefeller Center
- JenniferandAlan
You don’t have to look hard to find a great photo opportunity. It’s an iconic spot no one visiting New York should ever miss, it’s beautiful in any season but a couple of visits around the holidays were incredibly breathtaking.
- jgptravels


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The flagship location of the oldest toy store retailer in the United States lives on three levels next to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
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The LEGO Store raises the bar in kid-chic design, innovative displays, in-store family events, and consumer-friendly play areas to deliver an engaging, entertaining, and fun experience for families.

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Where the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Goes Next

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Where the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Goes Next

The holiday spirit doesn’t end when the lights come off and the Tree comes down. Here’s what happens next.
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The holiday spirit doesn’t end when the lights come off and the Tree comes down. Here’s what happens next.
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Meet the Man Who Has Picked the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for Three Decades
Erik Pauze, the head gardener for Rockefeller Center and the man behind the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, gives the inside scoop on bringing holiday magic to 30 Rock.
Artist Valerie Clarebout’s angels have been part of the Rockefeller Center holiday legacy for more than 60 years. Here’s how they came to be.
The official Mayor of Rockefeller Center, Correll Jones, gives us the inside scoop on ice skating at The Rink.
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