Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(Now Closed)
Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and General Entertainment
Rockefeller Center, New York
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  • Matt H.
    Matt HNovember 30, 2011
    Always a great trip...but the line for the ice skating can take hours so you might want to get in there early in the day if you actually want to get on the ice
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownDecember 27, 2012
    "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear" With Buddy the Elf's love of Christmas, it was only right that he was brought here to see the largest Christmas Tree in NY.
  • André C.
    André CherinDecember 12, 2013
    Simply incredible. Anytime of the day, the tree is beautiful. There's no way to visit NY and not see the most famous tree of the city.
  • James P.
    James PittmanDecember 14, 2014
    Go Monday through Thursday. Less crowded. Or early in the morning before the sun rises to avoid heavy crowds.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerDecember 31, 2015
    So beautiful and festive, great music and sites. Great people watching with plenty of Christmas spirit and cheer.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BakerNovember 24, 2011
    This is the meaning of Christmas, where the tree gets lit at the most popular place in the world. Rockefeller Center. I can't wait to see the tree light up next week.
  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorDecember 24, 2010
    Knowing her son's love of Christmas trees, Kevin McCallister's mom heads straight to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to reunite with her lost son in 1992's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" Read more
  • Lubor J.
    Lubor JarkovskyJanuary 4, 2015
    Very busy, you can't almost walk...the crowd is one big organism. Kevin would never meet up with mom here at the end of Home Alone 2...they would simply not find each other :).
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn StarDecember 14, 2011
    Go on a WEEK NIGHT, especially around 10:00 P.M. - so nice! ....YOU'LL HAVE LIKE 70% less people getting in your way!!!!
  • A S.
    A SJanuary 4
    As spectacular as always! The Christmas lights show next door was a great addition to all that you can see here.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SpringerDecember 12, 2010
    It was packed! Best place to see tree without crowds is to approach from Today Show studios/Nintendo World... avoid 5th Avenue!!!
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DzDecember 23, 2015
    2015 was the best looking tree in years. Very wide so a lot more lights to see. I love it ⛄❇
  • NBC Nightly News
    NBC Nightly NewsNovember 18, 2011
    It's that time of year again... the tree is up! Come to Rockefeller Center and see it now or after it's lit on November 30th. Happy Holidays!
  • John S.
    John SDecember 31, 2015
    Selfie Sticks should be Banned - We had an amazing night out despite the Morons walking down the Crowded street with these obnoxious selfie stick.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 6, 2015
    The grandaddy of all Christmas Trees has become as synonymous with NY at Christmas as Home Alone 2 and dodging shoppers on Fifth Avenue.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 28, 2014
    Great tourist spot. You must take a picture with the tree! ❤
  • Fatou B.
    Fatou BahDecember 11, 2014
    Super crowded even in a snowy NYC night but the view of the tree is absolutely worth it.
  • ALI A.
    ALI ALAMEERDecember 18, 2014
    To enjoy the scene, come after midnight ... not crowded & relaxed atmosphere
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsNovember 30, 2010
    PHOTO: Check out the crowd that gathered to view the Christmas tree and ice skaters at Rockefeller Plaza back in 1957, at the link! Read more
  • Trevyn G.
    Trevyn GarlandDecember 19, 2011
    Go inside the NBC Universal studio and go upstairs. Amazing view and there's like 10 people up here!
  • Syndicate Media Group
    Syndicate Media GroupDecember 2, 2011
    NYC [See] The Tree has been up since 11/30, lit up by the President himself and is sparkling brighter than ever!
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"December 22, 2014
    The tree is amazing during Christmastime!
  • Ken G.
    Ken GlassDecember 26, 2010
    ... prob the best time to visit is after 10pm -- otherwise expect tourist-gridlock !!!
  • Anna S.
    Anna StassenDecember 26, 2015
    You can't be in NYC during the holidays and not see the tree no matter how touristy it is
  • Cio
    CioDecember 1, 2011
    Lights are only on from 4:30pm until 10:30pm nightly. That's right, the lights are not on all night, and the guards don't want to hear that you came all the way from Jersey. And don't blame Obama.
  • chrissy s.
    chrissy spazianoNovember 9, 2013
    It's beautiful and very popular. So come dress warm.
  • Eda M.
    Eda MayaDecember 22, 2012
    Better nite time.. Loved the angels as well..
  • MC P.
    MC Photo & TravelDecember 15, 2013
    The tree is not lit 24 hours anymore. It goes off @11 or so at night.
  • RDW
    RDWJanuary 18, 2012
    The Worlds Most Famous Christmas Tree! Literally, The Most Magical Place on Earth!
  • Dwight S.
    Dwight SamuelsJanuary 12
    Everything !!!!
  • kevin
    kevinNovember 20, 2011
    Check in at the most famous Christmas Tree in the world!
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 10, 2015
    Love it here at Christmas time!
  • nicole s.
    nicole sDecember 23, 2012
    Every year I visit the tree I feel the Christmas spirit....Joy Joy Joy.
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergDecember 9, 2011
    On 11/30/11, I helped light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Happy Holidays, NYC!
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsNovember 30, 2010
    PHOTO: Here's the tree as it looked shining bright in 1950, at the link! Read more
  • Mercedes G.
    Most beautiful tree on earth.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PearsonNovember 30, 2010
    Offer to take a picture of someone in front of the tree, and don't steal their camera.
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaDecember 8, 2015
    My all-time favourite Christmas tree!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BakerJanuary 9, 2012
    its the greatest place to spend christmas. looking at the rockefeller xmas.
  • Julie S.
    Julie Saccocia-augustineNovember 29, 2012
    Absolutely Beautiful & great memories with my family!
  • John B.
    John BarnhamDecember 28, 2015
    Christmas in NYC = Rockerfeller. It's so bloody festive
  • Nick O.
    Nick ODecember 6, 2011
    Go late night to avoid the crowds.
  • Rose
    RoseDecember 12, 2013
    Lights go out at 11:30! Snap your pics before they pull the plug you late nighters
  • Chris G.
    Chris GNovember 23, 2010
    Go early in the day or late at night to avoid crowds.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MolinDecember 26, 2014
    Pretty, but extremely busy. Ice skating is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive with long waits.
  • 30 Rock Christmas Tree
    30 Rock Christmas TreeNovember 16, 2010
    Please leave $5 for every photo you take of me in the hat. Thanks.
  • Allan S.
    Allan SDecember 21, 2010
    wow great tree & a great place to people watch.
  • Lizzie B.
    Biggest thing about Christmas in NY
  • Luiz Felipe B.
    Luiz Felipe BarrosDecember 31, 2010
    Imperdível para quem visita NY na época do Natal. A foto em frente é obrigatória.
  • Raphael P.
    Raphael PasiniDecember 23, 2014
    Nessa época de Natal, o melhor é passar por aqui depois das 23:00
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