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Radio City Christmas Spectacular Reviews

Family ShowsDance & BalletHoliday & Christmas Shows

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 19



5.0 star rating Linda from New York



5.0 star rating Geraldine from New Jersey


The christmas show was truly spectacular!The decorations were absolutely breath taking.The Rockettes and other dancers were so talented. Santa and his 3-D fight was exciting. But most impressive was the Nativity with the extradinary costumes and REAL animals.Thank you for keeping Christ in Christmas,He is the reason for the Season! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

5.0 star rating Karen Eldracher from Boston


I brought my two daughters (14 and 16 yrs old)...they thought it was wonderful. We loved the tin soldiers dance. It was absolutely spectacular !!! Their uniforms were so particular, clean and straight...they did looked and moved like tin soldiers with wonderful music. The pleasant surprise was the scene of baby Jesus being born. High quality and elaborate costumes. Now a days...shows shy away from the meaning of Christmas and this production should be praised for their work. Super Job ! Finally, they use a high tech back screen to add to the show. There is a NY scene that makes you feel like you are moving in your seat with the rockettes. Highly recommend this show to all viewers...young and old.

5.0 star rating Happy mom from New York


I used to go to Radio City often as a child, and I last saw the Christmas Spectacular about 10 years ago. Each year, I felt there was always something new added, and so I really looked forward to seeing it with my daughter for the first time together. I knew it would be special, and it was. I was so impressed with the way the show has changed and evolved with multimedia, visuals, and musical tones to appeal all ages. I appreciated the variety and non-stop entertainment. Quite frankly, the Rockettes steal the show - they are an amazing group of beautiful talent. I cannot imagine the amount of rehearsing they do to accomplish the effects of wonder they achieve in this show. Everything else is great, too, the music, and Santa. It is not a perfect show, but with the level of dancing, music, theatrics, acting, and stage changes, I really see the professionalism and creativity shine for Christmas!

5.0 star rating Marcin Janusz from New Jersey


I'am 16 years old and, to my full honesty the show was simply superb! My friends told me that my parents will enjoy the show but as to me I'll be bored. Well, they were wrong! It was my fist time seeing a show in the Radio City Music Hall, and it left me wanting more. I can surely say that I'm coming back next year!

5.0 star rating Terry from New York, New York


Seen many times.Always marvelous.Flight through NYC with 3D glasses fantastic.Arched added aesthetics on ceiling fantastic.Reindeer "act" wonderful.Soldier "act" marvelous.Bus and white suits "act" classy.Multiple Santa's "act" marvelous.Ice skaters amazing!1st entry of multi color dressed elves, then Santa's workshop TOOOOO much color and no blending. Doll "act" WAYYY too much visual color and lines on stage. Mosaic arch background clashes with lime green (ugly) doll costumes. Go back to raggedy anne costumes/rosy cheeks- shows off dancing talent and looks AMAZING!The iceberg pointy backdrop horribly clashed with beautiful dancer outfits.My husband said at the first of this "iceberg number" what is this-do your own thing dance?Bad.No symmetry.Then dancing cleaned up, but backdrop overpowered the beauty of the outfits.Next (?) Birds flying on ceiling distracting by five boring singers and blue mud backdrop on stage.Sequined dress dancers great.Why one dance dress black on top and green on bottom.Didn't match.LOVED the manager scene.What we come for.The rest amazing.

5.0 star rating Sue from PORTSMOUTH UK


me & my sister were in New york in january 2024, and we went to see the famous Rockettes, lucky for us they had extended their show due to popular demand, and OMG we loved it, it was FAB! every bit of the show was amazing from start to finish, it was well worth the wait & worth every $$ we paid!! we had brilliant seats to, the amount of times we have visited New York & never got to see this show before, but we weren't disappointed, we love love loved it x

4.0 star rating Cameron from New York, New York


The Radio City Music Hall doesn’t require that guests wear masks during the show. All the Broadway shows require masks. It’s quite uncomfortable to be surrounded by hundreds of reckless unmasked attendees. The show itself is fantastic!!

4.0 star rating Grand mother from New York, New


We go every year.. I felt the manger scene was not as moving as usual. I like how you change the beginning of the show with Center arriving. It’s always wonderful to share with my grandchildren. I especially enjoyed watching the drummer in the orchestra. He was laughing and enjoying his job so much . He was a joyous It was the 10 o’clock showing on Saturday.

4.0 star rating Erin from Montclair


I grew up seeing the show every year and have tired to continue with my daughter. Last night all the usuals were fabulous and Rockettes superb.The North Pole scene has always been weakest part but now it is bad. The modern dance routine was okay but backdrop did not blend with rest of show. The Nativity scene was abbreviated and NO ELEPHANT. Last number was very good so ended on high note. Tin soldiers and nutcracker scenes still the best.

3.5 star rating Jersey Girl from new Jersey


The Christmas show has changed so much, what happened to the decorations?? the garland and wreath, gone??? some of the songs were are not sung anymore, why?? The best scenes and songs are gone so is A Solitary Life, the living nativity was so short and un eventful, I left thinking that I will never return to see this. However this was my 8yr old Granddaughters' first time and she liked it. The show has changed for the worse, and the scene with that Mother screaming about a doll??? And 3D, we don't need it, save that for the movies. Sorry I will not go back.

3.0 star rating Kathie Z from New Jersey,USA


I have viewed the Xmas show almost every year since I was a child and it was enthralling. This year is the first year I have been disappointed. There was no lighted garland surrounding the outer opening of the stage that always made it spectacular; the song Christmas in New York evaporated years ago; the creche scene is more abbreviated;the soliloquy "A Solitary Life" is gone;many of the holiday songs aren't sung and to replace these memorable pieces is a woman screaming about a doll she can't locate backed up by a screen version of robots (no more raggedy anns). Please tell me why?

3.0 star rating Alix Suescun from Washington DC


I was expecting a full show, with Intermission and all that but I realized that the show has been reduced to a little more than one hour. Why? It is a great show indeed, but why so short now? It went from a traditional family show to a 3-D, high tech display of nonsense. I will not recommend it to those who have seen it in the past.

3.0 star rating Derek from New York, New York


It would be hard to see the Rockettes and not be amazed at the dancing and choreography. The high kicks and sequined costumes are trademarks, and seeing it in person is a special and uniquely New York experience. It is fun and worthwhile for that alone. But there are plenty of disappointing elements which brought down the level of the show. For one thing, the production relies on projections, but the CGI is low quality. You'd expect a show like this one to splurge on the AV. The toy soldier scene was my favorite, but the falling-down bit took too long, almost seeming like something went wrong on stage. Finally, and I guess I'm coming across as overly PC, but I really disliked the final nativity scene. For one thing, it had no dancing. But I'm just not a religious person, so the Jesus-idolation was too much for me. It seemed like it could alienate certain groups, and I think the show would be more creative if it were the "Holiday Spectacular" instead of "Christmas Spectacular".

3.0 star rating Deborah from New York, New York


This is the second time we have came to this event. A bit of a disappointment from the 2017 visit. The rockettes are not on cue. The soldier dance seemed very sloppy. A lot of good dancing came out near the end. Wishing you better event with more practice.

3.0 star rating Lynne from London. UK


On a positive note I thought the show was fantastic so congratulations to the performers, it was magical. The experience for myself and husband in a wheelchair was degrading and dangerous. The line outside the theatre was not marshalled anywhere near professionally enough. The few marshalls that were on duty were incapable of containing members of the public who just outright refused to be told where to go. This ended up with a free for all when the doors were opened for wheelchair users and able bodied people physically pushed us aside to get into the building. It was no better once we made it to the foyer that was totally gridlocked with people trying to get out from the previous performance and people ttying to get in. There was no one there to marshall anyone, it was scary and badly managed. Because the turnaround of shows was so tight, many people were still arriving and being seated 15 minutes into the show which was very annoying. Mismanaged and an accident waiting to happen.

2.0 star rating Sid hold from New York, New York


There used to be 3D throughout the show which had a better story line and a lot more songs. It’s like a New York hustle now. Get in the revolving door and get out with your $ gone to the grinch!

1.5 star rating Judith from New York


Hot dogs and basketball shorts...The show was really spectacular and amazing. We adults really enjoyed it, having fun, until I smelled hotdog...I turned back and in the row behind me a family of four were eating HOTDOGs in the theatre. UNBELIEVABLE. WHere is this nation and culturegoing. Who let them in with food. It's bad enough that we let people eat and drink during the performance, but that hot dog smell just ruined everything. Other distraction - men in basketball shorts, hoodies and hats and all those picture taking and recording. People forget how to enjoy the moment...

1.0 star rating Colleen B. from Jamesport New York


My Children, 6 and 9, left disappointed last night after Santa told them that there would be 2 opportunities to view 3D scenes and there was only one. Apparently scene 10, Santa's Video Game was omitted. Humbug to you Christmas Spectacular. We were left sitting in the theater with 2 little boys holding 3D glass thinking it was their fault, that they must have missed the magic word. Pretty sad when a sweet 6 yr old leaves what should have been a magical show crying.After explaining that it wasn't his fault, that he didn't miss it he asked innocently, and I quote "why did Santa lie?". Looking for a way to speak to someone personally about this. Kids did enjoy the show until the abrupt ending.


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Even the musical haters should find this show a fun way to celebrate the festivities of the holidays.

There sure is nothing like it to get you in the Christmas spirit! As Andy Williams would sing... "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

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