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The holidays in NYC begin at Rockefeller Center. Whether it's a visit to the iconic Christmas Tree, a skate on the ice at The Rink, seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, or exploring attractions and fun things to do, there's a magic here that can't be denied. It's a holiday tradition you'll want to make your own.


Daily from 5am–12am
The Christmas Tree lighting for the 2023-2024 season will take place on November 29. On Christmas Day, the Tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year's Eve it is lit from 5am to 9pm.

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Holidays at Rockefeller Center

Celebrate the holiday season in New York by spending a day at Rockefeller Center. With incredible shopping, dining, attractions, and events, you’ll find it’s the most festive place in town.

The Rink

Nothing says “Holidays in New York” quite like a trip around the iconic ice rink underneath the Christmas Tree and the Prometheus statue. If you’re looking for somewhere to ice skate in New York, there’s no better place than Rockefeller Center.
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Festive Holiday Dining in NYC

You'll find over 30 dining options at Rockefeller Center, including fast-casual, upscale restaurants by Michelin-starred chefs, coffee shops, and sweet treat destinations. In between shopping, ice skating, and taking in all of the NYC holiday events, you can enjoy refreshments right in the epicenter of the festivities.

Channel Gardens

Sit, relax, shop, and enjoy the season, all in the company of the 12 iconic Clarebout angels, which first debuted in 1955.

Holiday Shopping in New York

Some of the best places to shop for holiday gifts in Manhattan are at Rockefeller Center. Finding something for everyone on your list doesn’t have to be stressful, especially when you’re surrounded by the spirit of the season. Rockefeller Center is your one-stop shop for designer names, women’s and men’s fashion, toys for children, jewelry, homewares, and more.

Top of the Rock

Get a reindeer’s-eye view of New York during the holidays with 360 degrees of the skyline and indoor and outdoor viewing decks.

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

There’s only one––this dazzling show, featuring the world-famous Rockettes, is a holiday tradition for families everywhere. And the grandeur of the newly restored Radio City Music Hall, with its Art Deco interiors, creates an atmosphere that is as festive as it is breathtaking.

The Christmas Tree

It's more than a tree. It's a symbol of the spirit of the city and the people who create its traditions. Sign up for The Center Newsletter to stay up-to-date on the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

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Special Rockefeller Center gifts that make your home, tree, or holiday one-of-a-kind.

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    Rockefeller Center during the holidays is a New York tradition that everyone should experience at least once.

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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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