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Take part in one of New York City's most beloved holiday traditions with a VIP viewing experience of the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony. Enjoy prime views of the giant Christmas tree as the lights come on from the warmth and comfort of a brasserie directly across from the action. Sip free-flowing drinks from an open bar, snack on gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and get your photo snapped by a professional photographer to capture lasting memories of the season.


  • Watch the Tree-Lighting Ceremony at NYC's Rockefeller Center from a VIP viewing spot
  • Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with this exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Enjoy complimentary appetizers and an open bar in the warm, comfortable venue offering unbeatable views
  • Learn about the history and architecture of the Rockefeller Center and the annual tree-lighting ceremony
  • Let a professional photographer capture the magic
  • Round out the evening with dancing to DJ entertainment

What You Can Expect

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree-Lighting Party

Tree Lighting Ceremony

On the evening of the famous tree-lighting ceremony, make your way to the elegant Brasserie Ruhlmann in Rockefeller Plaza with plenty of time to settle in for the big moment. Stay toasty inside a cozy lounge while taking in the sight of the festivities and crowds gathered in anticipation in the bustling Midtown square. Enjoy free-flowing drinks from an open bar and hearty appetizers straight from the kitchen while television monitors broadcast all the action of the NBC special event.

When it's time for the ceremony to begin, step onto a VIP viewing deck and witness the magic of the famous tree illuminating with the glow of more than 30,000 dazzling LED lights strung along more that 5 miles (8 km) of electrical wire, topped by a sparkling Swarovski crystal star. Take in the energy of crowds that can number the tens of thousands while staying comfortable and warm, with plenty of room to move about.

To make the once-in-a-lifetime evening even more special, learn about the history of the Rockefeller Center and it’s iconic tree through a live discussion by a renowned New York City historian, and join the party on the dance floor with DJ entertainment until 10 pm. Capture the memories of this most wonderful time of the year by getting your picture taken by a professional photographer with the lit tree as a backdrop. Photos are available to download online to commemorate and share your festive experience.

Customer Reviews

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

First of all, I commend Viator for it's great staff, easy booking, complete instructions, etc. We had a fabulous time. It was a stretch for us to spend so much for an evening, but, as realtors say, this was about location, location, location.............or so we thought Turns out that Brasserie Ruhlmann was fabulous. We were treated as royalty with drinks flowing and fabulous and very filling appetizers. They really were more like cocktail buffet foods. With such a lovely night, we stayed on the patio most all the time, enjoying the experience in the best of ways. I'll give it 5 stars!

Evan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

All as promised. A very nice night!

Elizabeth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Ashley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a great time!! Thanks for making this such a wonderful trip!!

Ryan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

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