Radio City Christmas Spectacular


New York at Christmas Bus_Rockettes

This afternoon we went to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Rockettes. The show was very entertaining… my 5 year old son said multiple times “This is amazing!” and my 2 1/2 year old daughter periodically said “No way!” Everyone enjoyed it!

The Living Nativity_Radio City Christmas SpectacularThe Christmas Spectacular encompasses many facets of Christmas including an interpretation of the Nutcracker and the story of Jesus’ birth. The show impressed the entire audience with glamorous costumes, dramatic lighting effects, and a 50-foot LED screen that transports everyone to Times Square and Santa’s Workshop with Santa and the very talented Rockettes!

The Christmas Spectacular will run at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont now through December 30, 2012 and they are celebrating an 85 year legacy. Check out the ticket information at the end of the post!


Here is a great description of what you can look forward to at the show:

12 Days of Christmas_ RokcettesIn addition to fan favorite scenes, including the high-energy, tap-infused number “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will debut new numbers that will showcase their signature precision dance technique alongside challenging and dynamic new choreography.

In a brand new scene, “New York at Christmas,” the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City.  This scene includes show-stopping choreography performed across the landscape of iconic New York City landmarks and culminates in the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3Santa Claus will take center stage in two magical new scenes: “Magic is There,” in which Santa takes two young brothers on a journey to the North Pole, and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” a number that reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. These heartwarming moments highlight the true meaning of Christmas in a way that only Santa himself can convey.

A new Rockettes finale will honor and celebrate the stars of the Christmas Spectacular featuring dazzling new costumes and choreography. The Rockettes will sparkle from the stage in the finale performance “Let Christmas Shine,” wearing a costume featuring over 3,000 crystals. As the performance comes to a close, audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices alongside the “Radio City Singers” in an energetic rendition of “Joy to the World.”

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers 2_RockettesBeloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which continues to set the standard as the signature Rockettes number for precision performance, and “The Living Nativity,” both of which have been performed since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception, still remain a vital part of the show’s core.


Ticket Information:

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, plays at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont during the 2012 holiday season for 34 dazzling performances, December 14-30, 2012.  A limited number of Premium seats are available for $79.00 – $89.00 and single ticket prices range from $30.00 – $75.50. Tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular are on sale to the public at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont box office, online at or by calling 800-745-3000.  Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now by contacting Group Theater Tix at 312-423-6612. Click Here To Buy Tickets!

Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


This post brought to you by the Akoo Theatre and Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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