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Exclusive Gala Dinner at The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

New York, United States

From $899.00

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an exclusive way to admire the Rockefeller Center’s Tree Lighting ceremony—and pair the holiday festivities with gourmet food, an open bar, and live jazz—during this gala dinner experience. With your VIP access credentials, bypass the crowds around the tree, and head to your 3rd-floor venue overlooking the tree. Once inside, you’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a filet mignon carving station, free-flowing Champagne, and more as the holiday season kicks off.
  • Bypass the crowds and enjoy an exclusive way to see the Tree Lighting
  • Enjoy views overlooking Rockefeller Center from the 3rd-floor venue
  • Indulge in hors d’oeuvres and gourmet food, and an open bar
  • Live jazz adds to the ambiance and festive feeling

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Private Photographer
  • Live Music
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Brooks Brothers
    1270 6th Ave Stes A & E, New York, NY 10020, USA

    Guests will have a VIP Access credential that will allow them to bypass NYPD Security Barricades. Enter Rockefeller Center from the 51st Street entrance on 6th Avenue (by BrooksBrothers). Our attendants and NYPD will be looking for your specific credential for venue access.

Start time

06:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      7 reviews
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      Once in a Lifetime
      Susan_M, Dec 2021
      How do you rate a once in a lifetime event? Magical. It was all about the view. You need to plan plenty of walking time. Tons of people, road blocks, inconvenient route. Walked from Bryant Park to Radisson took 1 1/2 hours. Once we arrived at the Radisson it was easy access to the event. Food was mediocre, band was not necessary (too loud for small space). Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Had a front row view from the balcony. Not crowded. Many people went down to the street before lights went on. We did not. If we had known the event was at the Radisson we would have stayed there but didn’t know until we printed our tickets and our rooms were already prepaid at Marriott. Great experience
      Ones in a lifetime experience
      Dion_V, Dec 2021
      Wat een geweldige ervaring! Fantastische mensen, heerlijk eten en drinken, Dj met zangeres en een fantastisch uitzicht op de kerstboom! Goed georganiseerd en beveel het iedereen aan! Kost iets... maar dan heb je ook wat! Geweldig!
      Waste of money
      Natasha_C, Dec 2021
      The event was a disaster. We spoke to many people who were also very upset about not having a table. We paid for a DINNER gala. We were told tables were an additional charge- which we were not informed of. The" original" venue was supposed to have a terrace and massive windows overlooking the tree. We were emailed that that venue only had beer available and offered a "complimentary upgrade" to another venue. The person in charge-I will be kind enough to not blast his name here- was rude to not only my husband and I- but MANY other couples we spoke to. Trying to show paper credentials to police officers was a joke- we were herded in with people who were spectating. Even the singer for the event had issues trying to get to the venue. The 2 poor bartenders couldn't keep up with the crowd. We spent entirely too much money to stand for 3 hours and try to balance our cocktails on tiny tables that were not sturdy-with one tiny available window facing the tree. This is a joke. Please be aware there is NO structure or common sense for this event.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      A great evening to enjoy Rockefeller Center with my daughter!
      Marilyn_M, Dec 2021
      The food and music were excellent! I wish there would have been an outside viewing area of the tree lighting though. All and all, a very fun event!
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Well Worth the Money
      Marc_C, Dec 2021
      In prior years we tried to watch the tree lighting without going the VIP route and found it unfulfilling. We opted for the VIP experience and were pleased with the outcome. We were able to bypass the crowds with the credentials provided ahead of time, although it took a bit of persistence and persuasion; we got through quickly and efficiently. Once there, the event provided a first-class experience. There were hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, a professional photographer, a full buffet, coat check service, security, and a live band. We could not hear the ceremony or performances at the VIP event. There was a monitor to watch the broadcast; it was in a corner of the room where it was difficult to see and impossible to hear over the inside party. There were a limited number of windows to look down on the festivities. As the time neared for the tree lighting itself, we retrieved our coats and were able to go outside and walk through the uncrowded 'lanes' right up to within 100 feet of the tree itself to enjoy the ceremony and the tree. The gala event itself was a pre-party before the tree lighting ceremony, and it afforded us easy access to the tree.
      1 traveler found this review helpful


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