Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 3 min walk
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 5 min walk
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Shirannie
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Solo
Definitely a must see attraction. The iconic tree and view from the statues and rows of decorative plants is quintessential NY. You’ll be tempted to hop on a skate and ice skate. However, I think you can skip it. It’s pretty expensive, I tried it hahahah! I’m not exactly good at it, but I just think the price is a little stiff for the experience. It’s about $35. That’s about $10 away from a ticket to Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, and it’s literally the price of a 7-day unlimited MTA card. Also, great photo op, which you can lump together in your itinerary to Times Square, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Tomas Church, Bryant Park, and probably Empire State Building OR Top of the Rock.
Written January 19, 2020
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE27,779 contributions
We include the tree at Rockefeller Center every year when we visit NYC for the holidays. This year was even better than previous years. This year they had the area around the tree barricaded off so that you could not get as close to the tree. Also they had walkways that were one-way traffic. This made navigating around the tree so much simpler this year. It did not feel as congested and it felt easier to get a picture of the family with the tree in the background. We were super excited to get to see the tree as it was donated by a neighboring town just mere miles from our hometown. You can also ice skate at the base of the tree for fee while there if interested . They have some pretty angel decorations lining the path leading to the tree as well.

Overall, we had a great experience viewing the Rockefeller Center tree this year. I would recommend. Just know that this area can be congested with foot traffic.
Written January 17, 2022
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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY1,305 contributions
Couples
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is one of the world’s most recognized and beloved attraction, and one that continues to capture the attention of hundreds of millions of people that visit the tree each year.

In December of 2020, I brought my wife and myself to visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to celebrate our Happy Four Engagement Anniversary.

Like the millions of people that visit this attraction, my wife and I were absolutely bedazzled by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and it’s magnificent features, such as it’s sheer size, it’s huge multitude of multi colored LED lights and the massive luminous star that sits on top of the tee.

My wife and I greatly thank the Rockefeller Center for its success in continuing to showcase to the world this captivating and wonderful Christmas based attraction!!!
Written December 8, 2020
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MSUmindy
Shelby, MI715 contributions
Visiting Rockefeller Center for the Christmas Tree was really fun. We went twice, once in the morning and later again at night. The tree this year was fine, but nothing like the incredible 2016 version. Having the area litwith over 5 miles of lights did make it magical. When we went at night we were able to watch the Saks Fifth Avenue light show projected on the side of the building. The area leading up to the tree is also very pretty at night. Crowds weren’t too bad.
Written February 5, 2020
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Sarsprdoc
Saratoga Springs, NY1,108 contributions
Friends
We were here Monday midday and not super crowded. Still difficult to get picture that isn’t photobombed with people or wires from lights etc. can’t imagine weekends. Worth a walk across street to Sax’s window displays.
Written December 7, 2021
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Richard A
Jakarta, Indonesia2,021 contributions
Family
If you are in NYC around Christmas this place is worth a visit. There are so many people around, many just walk around but a lot are playing ice skating.
The Christmas tree itself is very big and quite well lit up.
There are also some statues and other interesting things to see around the place.
Written January 6, 2020
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Kelli
Keller, TX675 contributions
Solo
This tree is a Christmas NYC staple, so I had to see it once. It’s pretty - don’t get me wrong. But it’s just a big tree. And I don’t ice skate, so there’s not much to do other than take a few pics and move on. The area can be really crowded too, which can make it feel like more of a chore than a must-do.
Written January 5, 2020
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Pinoks
Taguig City, Philippines226 contributions
Family
We came here mid-afternoon on December 27, 2019.

Having seen more spectacular Christmas trees elsewhere, I felt the Rockefeller tree was underwhelming.

Also, I should have read the reviews here before we went, suggesting that we visit early morning. It was so crowded when we went. It was quite difficult to take photos with the tree in the background.

We likewise did not get to see the Prometheus statue because of the crowds.
Written January 4, 2020
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY2,750 contributions
Couples
This is a must see during the holidays. If nothing else do go see this Christmas tree here amongst the skyscrapers and bustling crowds. The best view is from the Fifth Avenue viewpoint with the iconic statue of Prometheus and the ice skating rink. You will have to jockey for position to get this shot but be determined and do it. Of course you are there at Rockefeller Center and close to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Radio City Music Hall. So much so close.
Written December 17, 2021
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Rich G
Acton, MA2,571 contributions
Midtown is obviously the epicenter of NYC with all the main attractions within walking distance. But Rockefeller Center, esp around xmas time, is the place to be. It's easy to get there (walking) and the tree when it's lit up makes for a wonderful backdrop and old-fashioned home feeling in a world otherwise filled with chaos. But at the end of it all, it's really just a tree in the middle of a city. Come enjoy it for 15 mins if you're new to NYC.
Written January 12, 2020
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