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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

371 Reviews
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45 Rockefeller Plz Rockfeller Center, New York City, NY 10111-0100
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5th Ave / 53rd StNew York City Subway5 min
47–50 Sts – Rockefeller CenterNew York City Subway3 min
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Michael M wrote a review Mar 2020
Penrith, Australia589 contributions149 helpful votes
The Rockefeller Tree is an attraction recognised the world over, and with good reason. The atmosphere in the lead-up to Christmas was nothing short of incredible. Highly recommended attraction.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rebekah Higgs wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom93 contributions25 helpful votes
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Wow! The main reason we decided to visit NYC leading up to Christmas was to see “the tree” and it did not disappoint. We walked up 5th Ave from Bryant Park until we got to Saks 5th Ave - this is the best view of the tree with the ice rink in front of it. You cannot comprehend how large this tree is until you see it. It’s the single most Christmassy feeling I’ve experienced in my adult life, and is a must see!! The thousands of lights and the crystal topper are incredible!! It gets busy as you’d expect - we arrived about 6pm, shortly after it had gone dark. The queue for the rink never seems to die-down, even when we arrived at the Rockefeller centre at 8am, there were already people on the ice and it’s crazy expensive - for ice skating go to Bryant Park. We went back to see the tree most days, it’s magnificent at night, but also really cool in the day - and less crowded!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MSUmindy wrote a review Feb 2020
Shelby, Michigan687 contributions221 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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daisyferret1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bear, Delaware23,130 contributions2,104 helpful votes
We like to include a stop at Rockefeller Center to our holiday travels to NYC. The tree here is HUGE and it beautiful. However, it is usually so crowded with people. The view from the end of the block by Sax's Fifth Avenue is one of my favorites as you get a view of the angel decorations lining the plaza leading up to the big tree. At the foot of the tree you will find the ice skating rink during the winter. Overall, we enjoy visiting to see the big tree at Christmas. We don't spend a lot of time here due to the crowds, but it is definitely worth a peek. Just beware of the people in costumes trying to take advantage of families with small children by trying to sell you character photos.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jade M wrote a review Jan 2020
St Austell, United Kingdom557 contributions337 helpful votes
Well worth a visit to see the huge Christmas tree alone. We visit day and night and both times are busy. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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