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There are few things my family enjoys as much as a visit to NYC during the holiday season. We visit the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th (using a free Fast Pass), look at the holiday window displays, see the Rockefeller tree (which is a must-do, but not a trip highlight), go ice skating (Bryant Park over Rockefeller Center because it is free other than skate rental and less crowded), and if we are really lucky, take in a performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
We probably aren’t doing a family NYC holiday visit this year (though we are doing something really cool in its place!), but we hope to head to NYC during the holidays again next year. Since I’ve written about visiting NYC during the holiday season in the past, I’ve recently been receiving tons of questions about how to secure discounted tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and I’m happy to share what I have found.
If you want tips on some of those other NYC holiday activities, check out these posts.
- Holiday Trip to NYC With a Two-Year-Old
- Tips for Seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Tips for Visiting Santaland at Macy’s on 34th
- St. Regis New York During the Holidays
- 3 Top Tips for Visiting NYC During the Holidays
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular truly is spectacular, but tickets can be expensive. I’m going to share some online Radio City Rockettes discounts I’m familiar with, but the price you pay will still largely come down to when you see the show. If you want to go to a peak time and date performance you will pay at least double what someone going on an off-peak day or time will pay, even factoring discounts. However, of course, you don’t want to buy a discounted 10PM show with your four-year-old just because it is cheaper as we all know how that will play out.
Discounted Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets
Target off-peak times/dates when ticket prices are much, much lower.
There are many, many performances of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular from mid-November to early January with upwards of 5 shows happening on some peak dates starting as early as 9AM and as late as 10PM at night. Some of those off-peak dates during the week, earlier in the season, and outside the middle of the afternoon and early evening performances, naturally start at much cheaper prices of around $35 per ticket as opposed to the prime time shows that can start at $130 per ticket.
Book Through Travelzoo or Groupon
If you book through Travelzoo you can use the code TZOO to get Radio City Rockettes tickets for as low as $24.50 per ticket for the Third Mezzanine (aka the back of the back section). This is a good deal if you just want the cheapest ticket possible to get in the door as many of the other codes I will share are not valid on Third Mezzanine tickets and only drop the price of the better tickets.
- $24.50-$54 (reg. $39-$60) … Third Mezzanine
- $45-$60 (reg. $50-$80) … Side Orchestra and Second Mezzanine
- $45-$72 (reg. $55-$110) … Orchestra and First Mezzanine
Using this method, the cheapest Radio City tickets can be found before Thanksgiving, on Monday-Wednesday shows in early December and some 10PM shows throughout the season.
Via Groupon, you can save on orchestra and first mezzanine tickets for shows through November 30th and earn airlines miles or hotel points in the process.
Use Online Radio City Christmas Spectacular Coupon Codes
You can do some Googling to search for Radio City Christmas Spectacular coupon codes and then test them out on your desired dates to see if they work. Here are some Radio City Christmas Spectacular discount codes that I found to be working as of today, as well as a screenshot that highlights where to enter the code on TicketMaster.
Use Points to See the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
You can save your dollars and instead use your SPG points to see the Radio City Christmas on select dates starting at 20,000 points for two VIP tickets via SPG Moments. They have other more VIP packages available as well with additional VIP access. As always, do the math to determine if these packages are a good deal for you, but it is a way to see the show without spending your cash.
If you are visiting NYC from out of town and are working with a limited date range to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, I highly recommend getting your tickets now using one of these methods. As the holiday season kicks into gear these tickets only get pricier and more limited, especially in the less expensive sections.
If you have other tips for securing discounted Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular Tickets I would love to hear them!
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