After the show, we walked around the area for a while.
They were just putting together the tree at Rockefeller Center.
Perhaps the most recognizable performers at Radio City are the Rockettes, the stars of the Christmas Spectacular, whose many costume iterations over the years can also be found on display and in storage throughout the building.
When you take the tour, you even get to meet one, get your picture taken with her, and, in our case, catch a glimpse of some rehearsing. Its interior was designated a city landmark in 1978, and after careful restoration, it is still the largest indoor theater in the world. But I guess I'm a tourist in New York City now during Christmas, just like the rest of them in Rockefeller Center...
I walked by it every day for over four years, when I worked next to Rockefeller Center.
But although I'd been there, I'd never really seen it....or, shockingly, didn't notice the luxurious lounge at the time.The walls of the lounge are covered with a mural, Witold Gordon's "History of Cosmetics"...Up here, the lighting fixtures and the carpeting (which is a reproduction of the original) scream Art Deco as well.Although we couldn't go into the house because of the show about to start, we did get to view the Great Stage from an observation window above, its huge arched proscenium (60 feet high and 100 feet wide) resembling a setting sun.I went with my 15-year old son, my girlfriend and her 10-year old son.We drove into the city and parked in a garage near the theater. Seats were in the middle orchestra section so they were pretty good.You could conceivably make a day of it, if you plan it right.Of course, this is New York so I think things are very expensive around Radio City, which is just one big tourist trap.The area surrounding the Radio City Hall is always crowded during the holidays because of locals and tourists visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the Christmas displays on Fifth and Sixth Avenues.This was my first time at the show and it was awesome.