Dec 1, 2014

NYC at Christmas: Radio City Rockettes

    
If you've never experienced New York City at Christmas time, well then, you simply haven't lived. Having a sister that lives just across the Hudson Bay has made my trips to the Big Apple much more frequent than I'd ever dreamed. Totally not a bad thing...I love NYC! A few weeks before Christmas in 2012, my sister, mom, aunt, Kansas cousins, and I got together and planned an epic NYC girls trip. We hit up every touristy Manhattan staple that we could fit into 4 short days. Ice skating in Bryant Park, shopping at Macy's, seeing the massive tree at Rockefeller Center, viewing the city from the top of the Empire State Building, strolling Central Park, playing around in FAO Schwartz, window shopping along 5th Avenue, brunching at Penelope, browsing Chelsea Market, jumping around screaming at Kathy & Hoda behind the Today Show windows (we were totally on TV!), and we drank some stellar $16 margaritas at Dos Caminos. Like I said, it was jam-packed 4 days. One NYC Christmas tradition that we knew we had to see for ourselves was the famous Radio City Rockettes! They were hosting their annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular, so we all jumped at the chance to grab mezzanine seats. 


The Rockettes were amazing. I'll forever be envious of those high kicks! As for the rest of the show, the costumes were gorgeous, the lighting was super charming, and the orchestra was top notch. While geared towards the kiddos a bit more than I would have liked (it was cheesy at times), the show really did a wonderful job of getting us in the holiday spirit! I can see why it's a time-honored piece of NYC holiday history. If you ever find yourself with an evening to spare in the city, don't hesitate to spring for a little holiday cheer with the Rockettes!


Have you ever experienced NYC at Christmastime? 
If so, what's your favorite part?

20 comments:

  1. Oh ABSOLUTELY AMAZZZZZZING - I'd love to be a ROCKETTES girl as well;)!

    Oh I'm soooo jealous not to be durin' such a festive season in NYC!;)

    Yours,
    NIKA B.

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  2. Breathtaking! When I was a little girl I used to dance in front of the mirror and pretend to be a Rockette. Now I just need to make it to NYC to see them live!

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  3. We did the NYC Christmas thing almost 8 years ago (wow it seems so much longer than that). Loved the Rockettes and walking around the city, although I wasn't a fan of the cold!

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  4. My mom & I got on a plane for the very first time last December to head to NYC! It was a truly magical trip! We enjoyed the Rockettes as well, along with TONS of other sights. We absolutely cannot wait to go back to NYC! Thank you for reminding me of that wonderful trip!

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  5. Ahh, I love NYC at Christmas! We lived in NYC for a year, and it was simply magical that time of the year. :) The Rockettes are so much fun!

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  6. Wow, I'm SO jealous. Looks like such a fun time!

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  7. I so want to go here one day. Glad you had a fun time with your sister

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  8. We liked the Rockettes, but just the Christmas atmosphere was my favorite in New York! They really do a good job in making Christmas feel everywhere. Christmas in New York is just perfect. www.eatallovertheworld.weebly.com

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  9. Yes!! This was one of my favourite things when I went to NYC! So perfectly Chrismasy

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  10. I want to go to NYC, especially during Christmas time!!

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  11. NYC is absolutely magic around Christmas. We live right across the river and get to experience it every weekend. The holiday markets are my absolute favorite.

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  12. So cool! My sister lives in Maryland so she hops to NYC pretty often. I hope to get to visit her one day.

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  13. This looks amazing! Visiting NYC at Christmas time is on my bucket list, it looks like a magically place to be.

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  14. My husband and I are planning a Christmastime NYC trip for next year right now! This is definitely on the list!!

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  15. I ticked NYC at christmas time off my bucket list last year but sadly didn't make it to the Rockettes. My favourite part - ice skating in Bryant Park! And to add to the magical atmosphere it snowed! Couldn't have been more perfect!

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  16. I'll be in NYC for a second time in 27 days and I can not wait! I was hoping to convince the husband we should see the Rockettes but he's just not buying into it... sigh!

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  17. So much fun!! Wow. NYC looks so gorgeous during the holidays too. All the decor everywhere... or is that just in movies? haha

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  18. Looks like fun. We live upstate but did a one night cruise to nowhere on the Norwegian Gem. I wanted to see the Rockettes but DH wanted to see Pippen on Broadway. I agreed to see Pippen but I told DH next time we go down, I want to see the Rockettes.

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  19. I danced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade almost exactly 10 years ago, when I was a senior in high school. While much of the week was focused on dance practice (we danced 8-12 hours a day), we still had organized touristy activities, including the Rockettes! Yes, they were absolutely amazing. Probably one of the best spontaneous Christmasy moments was walking along 5th Avenue and being at Saks for their holiday window unveiling. It was incredible!

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  20. Ahh that's too funny! My first trip to NYC ever was a few weeks from Christmas in 2012! We were probably there at the same time...I even saw the Rockettes too! :)

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