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This post is about Radio City Christmas Spectacular, how to get tickets, available discounts and other tips, all updated for 2019.
In 2019, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs from November 8, 2019, through January 5, 2020. (See below for directions to get to Radio City Music Hall).
Tickets on sale through StubHub will usually run you anywhere from $45 midweek for mezzanine seating to nearly $200 for premium seating for most of the month of November.
After Thanksgiving, a Saturday 1:30 pm show will cost between $81 – $599.
The price you pay depends on the day of the week, the time of the performance, and of course, seat location.
Keep in mind that weekend midday shows are the most desirable tickets. If your schedule is flexible, the more likely you are to find cheaper tickets.
After Christmas, prices drop. The show runs through January 5, 2020, so if you can wait until after December 25th, you may find less expensive tickets.
Given the prices, you may do much better looking for discounted tickets. Before you purchase tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, shop around.
Below are the most popular discounts available for 2019. Many of the discounts are only available until early December or have limited availability thereafter.
Unfortunately, TKTS, the well-known discount Broadway ticket booth, does not sell tickets for the Christmas Spectacular.
But why not check out what other shows TKTS is selling!
Radio City Music Hall is much more than just a theater. It is a New York landmark that opened in 1932 and has a long, fabled history.
It is also known for its exquisite Art Deco interior. Radio City is so gorgeous that tours are offered.
Find out more about the Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour, including ticket costs, times and available discounts on tickets.
There are several ways you can save on the cost of the Stage Door Tour.
For example, with a tourist attraction discount pass, you can save between 15% and 50% off of the ticket price of the tour.
Be sure to read our full post on how tourist attraction discount passes work and can save you money.
TIP: If you are looking to learn a just a little bit about Radio City Music Hall, consider joining our pay-what-you-wish Midtown Manhattan Tour which includes a stop at this iconic venue.
If you can’t make our tour or prefer to explore on your own, check out our audio tour of Midtown Manhattan.
We also have a seasonal pay-what-you-wish Rockefeller Center Tour that includes Radio City Music Hall.
You can use this Google link to get exact directions from your departure location to RCMH.
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TIP: If you are considering a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket, keep in mind that most tour buses stop very close to Radio City Music Hall.
Radio City Music Hall was the first of the Rockefeller Center buildings to open, in 1932. The first Christmas Spectacular was held on December 21, 1933.
At the time, the Rockettes and other live performers were somewhat of a warm-up act that was presented before the latest Hollywood films.
The first show included the Rockettes doing “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the “Living Nativity.” Both of these components are still used in the Radio City show to this day.
The films that were presented that first year were “Flying Down To Rio, “The Night Before Christmas,” and Walt Disney’s “Silly Symphony.”
The show ran for two weeks that first year. Today it runs for almost two months, so you have plenty of chances to check it out!