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Memories made here.

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. And it's a holiday tradition you'll want to make your own.

The Christmas Tree will be lit on December 1, 2021


Daily from 6am–12am
On Christmas Day, the Tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year's Eve it is lit from 6am to 9pm.

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30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
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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.
Learn About the Christmas Tree

Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Celebrate the Christmas 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 rink underneath the Christmas Tree and the Prometheus statue.
Skate the Rink

Shop & Dine

You'll find over 100 shopping and dining options here, giving you plenty of opportunities to get into the spirit of the season while you find something for everyone on your list.

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.

Channel Gardens

Sit, relax, shop, and enjoy the season, all in the company of the iconic Clarebout angels.

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.

Gift Shop

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

Visit Our Gift Shop
  • Via TODAY
    Rockefeller Center during the holidays is a New York tradition that everyone should experience at least once.

The Center Magazine

Explore the fashion, food, and culture in the heart of New York City.

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Where the Tree Goes Next

Talking with Habitat for Humanity

Jul 11 2018


The (Virtual) Lighting Before Christmas

Winter in New York is different this year, but the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will still light up Midtown—and your living room.

Dec 1 2020

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