Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and General Entertainment · Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plz (at W 49th St.), New York, NY 10112, United States
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  • Today
    • 2:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 2:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is an annual Christmas tree lighting that takes place in NYC's Rockefeller Center, in mid-town Manhattan. The tree is erected and lit in early December or late-November. Has been put up every year since 1931 (except 1932).


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    "Check in at the most famous Christmas Tree in the world!"(4 Tips)
    Movie Mayor
    "love of Christmas trees"(2 Tips)
    Matt H.
    "great trip...but the line for the ice skating"(5 Tips)
    Lubor J.
    "mom here at the end of Home Alone"(2 Tips)
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  • jiresell

    Love it here at Christmas time!

    jiresell · October 10
  • Fernanda V.

    Like a dream come true

    Fernanda Venancio · January 7
  • Lubor J.

    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 :).

    Lubor Jarkovsky · January 4
  • L B.

    Long line for ice skating gorgeous tree!

    L Brady · December 31, 2014
  • Anabel A.

    The most famous Christmas Tree of the World. #Beautiful!

    Anabel Alcaide · December 31, 2014
  • Anabel A.

    The most famous Christmas Tree of the World. #Beautiful!

    Anabel Alcaide · December 31, 2014
  • Nuri J.

    Always crowded during Christmas.

    Nuri Jeon · December 30, 2014
  • Kimmie O.

    Great tourist spot. You must take a picture with the tree! ❤

    Kimmie Ohh · December 28, 2014
  • Lorrie W.

    Ice skating fun.

    Lorrie Webster · December 27, 2014
  • Sean M.

    Pretty, but extremely busy. Ice skating is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive with long waits.

    Sean Molin · December 26, 2014
  • darcy m.

    Magical, music & impromptu marriage proposals on the ice rink!

    darcy myers · December 24, 2014
  • Karl B.

    The tree is amazing during Christmastime!

    Karl B · December 22, 2014
  • ALI A.

    To enjoy the scene, come after midnight ... not crowded & relaxed atmosphere

    ALI ALAMEER · December 18, 2014
  • James P.

    Go Monday through Thursday. Less crowded. Or early in the morning before the sun rises to avoid heavy crowds.

    James Pittman · December 14, 2014
  • Fatou B.

    Super crowded even in a snowy NYC night but the view of the tree is absolutely worth it.

    Fatou Bah · December 11, 2014
  • Shawnette S.

    It is insanely crowded down here!!

    Shawnette Scott · December 22, 2013
  • Lorenzo T.

    Simply wonderful!

    Lorenzo Taylor · December 16, 2013
  • MC P.

    The tree is not lit 24 hours anymore. It goes off @11 or so at night.

    MC Photo & Travel · December 15, 2013
  • Katherine C.

    Come by when it snow... like NOW! !!

    Katherine C · December 15, 2013
  • Rose

    Lights go out at 11:30!

    Rose · December 12, 2013
  • Rose

    Lights go out at 11:30! Snap your pics before they pull the plug you late nighters

    Rose · December 12, 2013
  • André C.

    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.

    André Cherin · December 12, 2013
  • George L.

    Tree is truly beautiful this year

    George Luhring · December 12, 2013
  • Andriana G.

    Crystal Erthang

    Andriana Gilroy · November 14, 2013
  • chrissy s.

    It's beautiful and very popular. So come dress warm.

    chrissy spaziano · November 9, 2013
  • Rob M.

    Go skating since you're here!

    Rob Mehta · December 30, 2012
  • Rebecca B.

    "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.

    Rebecca Brown · December 27, 2012
  • nicole s.

    Every year I visit the tree I feel the Christmas spirit....Joy Joy Joy.

    nicole s · December 23, 2012
  • goodinthestacks

    Don't bother.

    goodinthestacks · December 23, 2012
  • Nik N.

    Saturday before Christmas... Holy shit.

    Nik Nadolski · December 22, 2012
  • Eda M.

    Better nite time.. Loved the angels as well..

    Eda Maya · December 22, 2012
  • Keturah H.

    It's gets bigger and better each year!

    Keturah Harper · December 22, 2012
  • Julie S.

    Absolutely Beautiful & great memories with my family!

    Julie Saccocia-augustine · November 29, 2012
  • RDW

    The Worlds Most Famous Christmas Tree! Literally, The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    RDW · January 18, 2012
  • Adam B.

    its the greatest place to spend christmas. looking at the rockefeller xmas.

    Adam Baker · January 9, 2012
  • Dan W.

    It looks much cooler at night!

    Dan Whang · December 31, 2011
  • Tracey N.

    Really crowded so have patience.

    Tracey N · December 26, 2011
  • Trevyn G.

    Go inside the NBC Universal studio and go upstairs. Amazing view and there's like 10 people up here!

    Trevyn Garland · December 19, 2011
  • Stephanie O.

    Don't stand on the benches, security doesn't like that(;

    Stephanie Oquendo · December 17, 2011
  • Jeanette W.

    bring a loved one! or your family!

    Jeanette Wong · December 16, 2011
  • Dawn S.

    Go on a WEEK NIGHT, especially around 10:00 P.M. - so nice! ....YOU'LL HAVE LIKE 70% less people getting in your way!!!!

    Dawn Star · December 14, 2011
  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 11/30/11, I helped light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Happy Holidays, NYC!

    Mike Bloomberg · December 9, 2011
  • Nick O.

    Go late night to avoid the crowds.

    Nick O · December 6, 2011
  • Ernestine M.

    It's too packed

    Ernestine Manning · December 5, 2011
  • Charles P.

    It would not be Christmas without the Tree at Rockefeller Center!

    Charles Photoframd · December 5, 2011
  • CLarence C.

    i hope the the is lit tonight!

    CLarence Crippens · December 5, 2011
  • Syndicate Media Group

    NYC [See] The Tree has been up since 11/30, lit up by the President himself and is sparkling brighter than ever!

    Syndicate Media Group · December 2, 2011
  • Nagelstudio Hamburg S.

    Next Year i'll be there

    Nagelstudio Hamburg SunnyNails · December 1, 2011
  • Cio

    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.

    Cio · December 1, 2011
  • Patrick ™.

    As you look at it, take a moment of silence for that poor poor tree that gave its life.

    Patrick ™ · December 1, 2011

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