It’s the final weekend recap!
Where did I leave off? Oh, right—my mom and I went to the Open House at Random House on Friday. That evening, my dad and my sister Ellen came to the city, and on Saturday morning, Margaret joined us to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
Even though there were multiple shows per day—four on weekdays and six on weekends—our 2 p.m. viewing was sold out; there were easily 15,000 other people packed inside.
This was my first time going to Radio City Music Hall and seeing the Rockettes, so it was cool to play tourist for a few hours.
The show itself lasted nearly two hours and featured 14 scenes; there were a few “plot lines”—Santa, the Rockettes, and a young girl and her mother—which helped keep the production moving.
Photography wasn’t allowed during the performance, but here are a few pictures from the web:
The show itself was good—definitely not something to see every year, though—but one of the most memorable parts of the event occurred after we left Radio City Music Hall. Remember those 15,000 other people who attended? Yeah, getting everyone out—while ushering another crowd inside—was absolute chaos. I couldn’t even get a picture because my family and I linked arms so we wouldn’t get separated; it took us easily 10 minutes to walk three blocks. We thought about going to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, but we knew it would be just as bad crowd-wise, so we passed.
Have you ever seen the Rockettes? Do you prefer musicals (with singing and dancing) or plays (like The Heiress)?