The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. This year’s tree will arrive at Rockefeller Center on Friday, November 9, 2012. During this time, a giant crane will hoist it into position in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Once the tree is in place, it will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights, and crowned by a Swarovski star.
The 2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 with live and taped performances from 7–9 PM, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. The tree will remain lit until Monday, January. 7, 2013. Allow at least an extra 1/2 an hour to 45 minutes during rush hour to cross from the East Side to the West side so that you arrive at dinner and theater on time. Traffic along Fifth Avenue can be at a standstill at night and patience will be needed.
For those of you that have tickets to the Rockettes, remember to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. The lines can be very long with approximately 6,000 people leaving and entering the building for each performance.
Call Discover New York and Beyond to create the perfect holiday trip to meet your budgte at 212-370-1319.