The iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Rink are at the
center of New York City’s Christmas celebrations and a sentimental site for
visitors coming from near and far.
Immortalized in countless films, the rink and tree are an American
classic. The greatest thing about the
site is that it’s open to the public, and had its official kickoff this past
Thursday with popular musicians performing Christmas classics, each adding
their own special style.
Over 45,000 bulbs are strung on the 76 foot tree this
year. The tree is topped by a Swarovski
crystal star over 9 feet wide. The best
time so see the tree is at night, of course, and the Angels on Fifth Avenue are
also a beautifully festive and tasteful site to see when visiting. While there, you can check out the famous
window displays lining nearby avenues in some of New York’s biggest and oldest
Head to The Rink for some day time fun and ice skating. The Rink is open to all visitors but is known
to get quite crowded. Visitors can wait
in line for admission or reserve spots online via www.therinkatrockcenter.com.
The Radio City Music Hall, situated just across the streets,
houses another one of America’s iconic Christmas past times, The Christmas
Spectacular. Featuring the gorgeous and
talented Rockettes, as well as the always impressive living nativity, the show
truly puts its audience in the Christmas spirit and is great for families with
children of all ages.
Whatever you choose to do, Rockefeller Center lives up to
Photo credit: caruba