Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(Now Closed)
Monument / Landmark and Tree
Rockefeller Center, New York
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerDecember 31, 2015
    So beautiful and festive, great music and sites. Great people watching with plenty of Christmas spirit and cheer.
  • 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 :).
  • 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
  • A S.
    A SJanuary 4, 2016
    As spectacular as always! The Christmas lights show next door was a great addition to all that you can see here.
  • 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!!!!
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergDecember 30, 2016
    How can you not love the most beautiful Christmas tree in the world?
  • Fatou B.
    Fatou BahDecember 11, 2014
    Super crowded even in a snowy NYC night but the view of the tree is absolutely worth it.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great tourist spot. You must take a picture with the tree! ❤
  • 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.
  • ALI A.
    ALI ALAMEERDecember 18, 2014
    To enjoy the scene, come after midnight ... not crowded & relaxed atmosphere
  • 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.
  • Anna
    AnnaDecember 26, 2015
    You can't be in NYC during the holidays and not see the tree no matter how touristy it is
  • 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!
  • Eda M.
    Eda MayaDecember 22, 2012
    Better nite time.. Loved the angels as well..
  • 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
  • chrissy s.
    chrissy spazianoNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's beautiful and very popular. So come dress warm.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergFebruary 20
    It's the most iconic Christmas tree in all the world.
  • MC P.
    MC Photo & TravelDecember 15, 2013
    The tree is not lit 24 hours anymore. It goes off @11 or so at night.
  • nicole s.
    nicole sDecember 23, 2012
    Every year I visit the tree I feel the Christmas spirit....Joy Joy Joy.
  • 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.
  • Ken G.
    Ken GlassDecember 26, 2010
    ... prob the best time to visit is after 10pm -- otherwise expect tourist-gridlock !!!
  • RDW
    RDWJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Worlds Most Famous Christmas Tree! Literally, The Most Magical Place on Earth!
  • Dwight S.
    Dwight SamuelsJanuary 12, 2016
    Everything !!!!
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 10, 2015
    Love it here at Christmas time!
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergDecember 9, 2011
    On 11/30/11, I helped light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Happy Holidays, NYC!
  • Mercedes G.
    Mercedes GrohlJanuary 7, 2016
    Most beautiful tree on earth.
  • kevin
    kevinNovember 20, 2011
    Check in at the most famous Christmas Tree in the world!
  • Julie S.
    Julie Saccocia-augustineNovember 29, 2012
    Absolutely Beautiful & great memories with my family!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BakerJanuary 9, 2012
    its the greatest place to spend christmas. looking at the rockefeller xmas.
  • Rose
    RoseDecember 12, 2013
    Lights go out at 11:30! Snap your pics before they pull the plug you late nighters
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaDecember 8, 2015
    My all-time favourite Christmas tree!
  • Paulina R.
    Soooo in loveee ❤, just amazing!
  • Nick O.
    Nick ODecember 6, 2011
    Go late night to avoid the crowds.
  • Marcela L.
    Marcela LunaOctober 16, 2016
    So cool! Fun for family activities
  • John B.
    John BarnhamDecember 28, 2015
    Christmas in NYC = Rockerfeller. It's so bloody festive
  • Sean M.
    Sean MolinDecember 26, 2014
    Pretty, but extremely busy. Ice skating is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive with long waits.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PearsonNovember 30, 2010
    Offer to take a picture of someone in front of the tree, and don't steal their camera.
  • 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
  • darcy m.
    darcy myersDecember 24, 2014
    Magical, music & impromptu marriage proposals on the ice rink!
  • Anabel A.
    Anabel AlcaideDecember 31, 2014
    The most famous Christmas Tree of the World. #Beautiful!
  • Keturah H.
    Keturah HarperDecember 22, 2012
    It's gets bigger and better each year!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GNovember 23, 2010
    Go early in the day or late at night to avoid crowds.
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BordenMarch 7, 2016
    Biggest thing about Christmas in NY
  • Anabel A.
    Anabel AlcaideDecember 31, 2014
    The most famous Christmas Tree of the World. #Beautiful!
  • Jeanette W.
    Jeanette WongDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    bring a loved one! or your family!
  • Fernanda V.
    Fernanda VenancioJanuary 7, 2015
    Like a dream come true
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BordenFebruary 7, 2016
    Beautiful tree
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CDecember 15, 2013
    Come by when it snow... like NOW! !!
  • Shawnette S.
    Shawnette ScottDecember 22, 2013
    It is insanely crowded down here!!
  • Lorenzo T.
    Lorenzo TaylorDecember 16, 2013
    Simply wonderful!
  • George L.
    George LuhringDecember 12, 2013
    Tree is truly beautiful this year
  • Charles P.
    Charles PhotoframdDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It would not be Christmas without the Tree at Rockefeller Center!
  • Allan S.
    Allan SDecember 21, 2010
    wow great tree & a great place to people watch.
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonDecember 30, 2014
    Always crowded during Christmas.
  • 30 Rock Christmas Tree
    30 Rock Christmas TreeNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Please leave $5 for every photo you take of me in the hat. Thanks.
  • Lorrie W.
    Lorrie WebsterDecember 27, 2014
    Ice skating fun.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaDecember 30, 2012
    Go skating since you're here!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RNovember 30, 2010
    Lighting is at 7pm 11/29/2010! The tree looks kinda crappy this year.
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NDecember 26, 2011
    Really crowded so have patience.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WhangDecember 31, 2011
    It looks much cooler at night!
  • L B.
    L BDecember 31, 2014
    Long line for ice skating gorgeous tree!
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BordenFebruary 19, 2016
    NYC must see!
  • Patrick ™.
    Patrick ™December 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    As you look at it, take a moment of silence for that poor poor tree that gave its life.
  • Nik N.
    Nik NadolskiDecember 22, 2012
    Saturday before Christmas... Holy shit.
  • Rose
    RoseDecember 12, 2013
    Lights go out at 11:30!
  • Andriana G.
    Andriana GilroyNovember 14, 2013
    Crystal Erthang
  • CLarence C.
    CLarence CrippensDecember 5, 2011
    i hope the the is lit tonight!
  • Anthony Q.
    Anthony QuintanoNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Follow the Official Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on twitter Read more
  • Nagelstudio Hamburg S.
    Next Year i'll be there
  • Ernestine M.
    Ernestine ManningDecember 5, 2011
    It's too packed
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie OquendoDecember 17, 2011
    Don't stand on the benches, security doesn't like that(;
  • goodinthestacks
    goodinthestacksDecember 23, 2012
    Don't bother.
  • Raphael P.
    Raphael PasiniDecember 23, 2014
    Nessa época de Natal, o melhor é passar por aqui depois das 23:00
  • Luiz Felipe B.
    Luiz Felipe BarrosDecember 31, 2010
    Imperdível para quem visita NY na época do Natal. A foto em frente é obrigatória.
  • miitols
    miitolsFebruary 4, 2016
    En Navidad es un espectáculo!
  • Alejandra S.
    Hermoso durante la noche
  • Anna D.
    Anna DalmartelloOctober 23, 2012
    ecco uno dei posti dove mi piacerebbe andare
  • Julio Cesar D.
    Julio Cesar D-GJanuary 3, 2014
    Tan grande que ya me perdi
  • Nicolás P.
    Nicolás PachónDecember 2, 2011
    Llega 3 horas antes o no podras ver nada.
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