Discount Tickets, Show Summary, Photos, Noteworthy Dates and Show Description
Show Summary - Radio City Christmas Spectacular The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been amazing audiences at Radio City Music Hall since its premiere in 1933. Featuring the world renowned Rockettes, who dance in perfect synchronicity in a now famous kick line, the show is the best Christmas dancing show in New York. The Rockettes have performed at the Super Bowl, the NBC television show America’s Got Talent, the NBA All Star Game, presidential inaugurations, and many other national television appearances, awards shows, and sporting events. The famous dancers have inspired and astounded millions of fans around the world with their impressive athleticism, breathtaking coordination, and deceivingly complex dance moves. Their well known numbers include “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “Santa’s Gonna Rock and Roll,” and “Here Comes Santa Claus.” This years show plays at Radio City Music Hall from November 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016. There are many performances offered especially right around Christmas time, as well as on Saturdays during December, so it is sure to fit into any holiday schedule.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Show Opens: 11/13/15
Show Closes: 01/03/16
Min Number of Performances Per Week: 12
Max Number of Performances Per Week: 33
Total Number of Performances for 2015: 189
Total Number of Performances for 2016: 12
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - REGULAR AND DISCOUNT BROADWAY TICKETS
Regular Price Tickets
Normal price tickets are available for Radio City Christmas Spectacular® on Broadway. To see the current prices and availability of regular price tickets for Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Broadway visit: regular price tickets
Standing Room / Lottery Tix
This show does not provide Standing Room Only, Rush tickets or Lottery Tickets.
What Is the 2015 RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® Like? The Radio City Christmas Spectacular show is renowned for its wonderful dancing, stunning sets and its grand spectacle. There is a flimsy story that links the various beautiful scenes together, but no-one really cares - it's Christmas!. This unforgettable spectacle is a holiday tradition that has been a special treat for New Yorkers and visitors alike for decades and will continuing doing so for many more generations.
Is RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® Good for Kids?
Although the show was specifically designed for Children, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular does a great job of entertaining the whole family The scenes appeal to all ages and nothing is deemed inappropriate for children or boring for middle-aged or older generations. The show is a one-of-kind compelling experience plucked from a simpler time in history. The show feels updated to be somewhat contemporary, with amazing lighting and lots of hi-tech surprises.. Sounds too good to be true? Try seeing the show and you will be swept in the emotion and pageantry of this New York holiday staple.
The Best Seats in Radio City:
For non-RCCS shows in Radio City Music Hall (like music concerts and the NBA Draft) the best seats to see the show are in the center-orchestra section, close to the front. But for the annual Radio
City Christmas Spectacular the best seats will differ because the show is designed to be more of a grand spectacle that needs to be seen from a distance to be fully appreciated. Radio City Music Hall is somewhat cavernous and unlike most Broadway theatres, the Christmas Show has no problem in filling the whole theatre, although some sight lines are better than others, there are very few areas with poor sight lines for this show.
How The Different Scenes Change The Choice of Seats:
To complicate the matter a little further, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show contains a mixture of intricate and "localized" scenes combined with many large crowd pleasing elements and events. This means that being closer to the stage may not actually be better.
After careful consideration of all of the 6200 seats at every Radio City show, we have determined that the optimal seats are orchestra rows NN to A and seats 301 to 514. It is these seats that are the most optimal for your enjoyment of the Radio City Xmas Spectacular. The 12 Rows at the front of the orchestra (Rows AA to NN) should be avoided as they are too close to the stage, many elements of the "Big" show are missed, no advantage is garnered by seeing the actors' faces as the Christmas Spectacular is really all about the "Big and Spectacular" part of the show.
The front of the 1st mezzanine is a good value choice when no discounts for orchestra seats are left or when you are going to see a peak show, where there are no discounts. The back and sides of the 2nd and 3rd mezzanines should be avoided because the distance to the stage is just too far, measured at over 350 feet. Some people buy the cheapest seats they can find and reseat themselves in empty seats after 20 minutes. This strategy is not very good as its hard to move from the balcony to the Orchestra because your tickets are checked by staff, but you can often move around in your own section if there are empty seats after 20 minutes.
2015 RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - The Show Story
The show opens with the Rockettes appearing as reindeer at Santa’s sleigh. They then imagine all of the toys that they will receive on Christmas Day and explore New York City at Christmas on a double decker bus, with an amazing 3D show.
Santa whisks a little girl and her mother off from buying gifts at the shopping mall to the North Pole. The little girl needs to go on a mission to find the special toy that has been kidnapped by a naughty group of imaginary creatures.
During her adventures we are taken on a wild ride of amazing scenes. Finally the happy family returns to New York City for a remembrance of what really matters: that Christmas is in the heart. The show is 90 minutes in length and appears without an intermission. Sight lines are good from all locations in the large theatre, although too close to the stage loses some of the impact of the Toy Soldiers scenes and the kick-lines, that are best seen from the rear of the orchestra or from the front of the mezzanine.
Full Price and Discount Tickets Availability
If you leave it too late all discount tickets will be sold-out for the discounted performances in the orchestra section, which is usually for off-peak performances. This means you will have to either purchase full price tickets in the orchestra or satisfy yourself with lower priced non-orchestra seats in the 1st-3rd mezzanines that are viewed as being sub-par viewing. Face value tickets can cost as much as $410.60 or as low as $47.95 depending on the location. The only way to purchase regular full-price tickets is through TicketMaster or in person at the Radio City box office. CLICK HERE
Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2015 Discount Tickets Calendar
Below is the list of full price and discount ticket performances to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2015 show in Radio City. For the full price performances you can click the blue links, but for the discount performances you will need the special link and the discount code (promo code) available in our guide.
The performance dates for full price tickets are in BLUE The discount performances are up to 50% off the box office face value and are in red
The discounted ticket offer is up to 50% on face value off selected seats in the Orchestra and Mezzanine. Not all seats are discounted, but many are. Tickets are as low as $45 in the orchestra section. As you can see below, December 17 2015 is a watershed day for the discounts, after that date very few discounted performances are left , mostly for the 10PM shows. As the dates get closer, inventory will be reduced. When no tickets are left we will remove the date.
Full Price Tickets
The discount ticket offer is up to 50% on face value off selected seats in the Orchestra and Mezzanine. Not all seats are discounted, but many are. Tickets are as low as $45 in the orchestra section. As you can see on the calendar below, December 17 2015 is a watershed day for discounts, as after that date very few discounted performances are left , mostly for the 10PM shows. As the dates get closer, inventory will be reduced. When no tickets are left we will remove the date.
The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show stars the world famous Rockettes® Santa Claus: Charles Edward Hall Clara:
Kayla Mak, Rylee Ann Rogers, Kamryn Grace Spell Patrick:
Jon Viktor Corpuz, Major Curda, Brett Gray Ben: BJ Covington, Wolfe Jin, Sean Reda
Show Director: Director/Choreographer Julie Branam Additional Scenes Directed by Mark Waldrop Music Director Kevin Stites
90 minutes, no intermission
Staff and Creative Team: Book & Lyrics Mark Waldrop Composers Gary Adler, Mark Hummel Assistant Choreographer Marqui Jenn, Traci Reszetylo, Hannah Sides, Samantha Zuidema-Wilhelm Skaters: Josiah Modes & Colleen Maguire, Maxim Fomin & Svetlana Butova Elves: Ronald Lee Clark, Christine Dela Victoria, Janna Dorren, Bradley Glenn Galey, Jonathan M. Kim, Zachary Blu Miller, Sebastian Saraceno, Kristin Zettlemoyer
Rockettes Dance Captains Traci Reszetylo and Hannah Sides Ensemble Dance Captains Marqui Jenn, Samantha Zuidema-Wilhelm Production Stage Manager Kathy J. Hooler First Assistant Stage Managers Nancy Pittelman, Catherine Robbins
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garages for the Radio City Music Hall are located at:
Zenith Parking Garage
301 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Quik Park Garage Triple Eight Garage LLC
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.