A visit to New York City wouldn't be complete without a trip to Rockefeller Plaza, where skaters glide across the rink and thousands of lights gleam from the always-enormous Christmas tree in the winter, and outdoor dining options abound in the warmer months. No matter the season, come for the shops (from the FDNY Fire Zone store and museum to Swarovski), the eats (from Dean & DeLuca to Mendy's Kosher Deli) and the stargazing here in NBC Studios' backyard. The three observation decks at Top of the Rock showcase the City's spectacular skyline.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a tour? Yes. The Rockefeller Center Tour explores the history, art and architecture of the complex, and is offered every half-hour starting at 10am. Visit rockefellercenter.com for more information. NBC Studios also offers behind-the-scenes tours of its offices.
How can I be a part of a live studio audience? The various NBC programs, among them The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers have individual protocols for getting tickets. Visit our guide to TV show tapings for more information.
Can you give me more info about Top of the Rock? Top of the Rock, a viewing location on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rock, provides a 360-degree view of New York City. For more information, see our guide.
When do holiday festivities, like the Christmas tree lighting and ice-skating, begin? The Christmas tree is typically lit in late November and is up until shortly after New Year’s. Visit rockefellercenter.com for specific dates. The Rink at Rockefeller Center generally opens in mid-October and stays open until April.
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