Season’s Greetings! It’s THE RIDE here with some tips and tricks for seeing the world-famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center:
- Arrive early for the lighting ceremony. Thousands of people will arrive for the tree lighting ceremony hoping to enjoy the live performances (including an appearance by my friend Josh Groban). If you don’t make it there by mid-afternoon, you are likely to be too far back to see or hear much of anything (except maybe the applause from the crowd when the lights go on).
- Consider a view from the top. One of the best views of the tree is from the Concourse level of Rockefeller Center, where you exit the elevators after visiting Top of the Rock.
- Approach Rockefeller Center from Fifth Avenue. Walk through the Channel Gardens, passing by the horn-blowing Angels. This angle will give you the postcard-perfect view of the ice skating rink and the Prometheus statue in front of the magnificent Christmas tree.
- Get into the spirit on THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION. Whether you take THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION before or after your visit to the iconic Christmas tree, you’ll extend the feeling of joy, wonder and magic that can only be found in NYC during the holiday season. Like seeing the tree, it is the perfect NYC holiday celebration! And since my 6th Avenue box office, which offers tickets, combo packages and special deals, is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the tree, combining the two experiences is easy and convenient.
Remember that the Rockefeller Center Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9 pm on January 7, 2017. And during all that time I’ll be close by, hoping you will join me for the seasonal celebration that is THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION. So you, too, can say “Oh what fun it is to RIDE!”