Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2022 Schedule & Event Guide

The 2022 Holidays will be special for many reasons, particularly for being a return to normal for many people. People and their families will once again be able to resume their favorite holiday activities. One that many people will enjoy is to return to The Big Apple during the holiday season. Those who do will want to secure tickets to the most popular holiday show in the city that time of year; Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The world renowned show draws fans from around the country, and we can assist fans who want to purchase Christmas Spectacular tickets or check out the full 2022 Radio City Christmas Spectacular schedule available now.

The hugely popular Radio City Christmas Spectacular will once again be wowing audiences this holiday season after taking the year off in 2020 and for part of 2021. Customers who are planning to attend he show start buying tickets months in advance to make sure they get the best seats in Radio City Music Hall. Demand for the 2021 edition was strong before it got cut short, so the demand for 2022 will likely be even bigger. The orders for Xmas Spectacular typically start in the Summer and will continue to come in until the last day of the show in January.

A few more interesting facts about Xmas Spectacular: Back in 2019 (the last uninterrupted year), the average price paid by fans buying Radio City Xmas Spectacular from TicketCity was $152 per ticket; the average order included 3 tickets. 84% of those fans buying tickets were people travelling to New York City for the holidays. 12% were customers who were travelling to NYC from outside the United States, so it is a show that truly has global appeal.


Radio City Xmas Spectacular 2022 Schedule

  • In 2022, there will be approximately 180 Christmas Spectacular shows performed for Radio City.
  • The first show will be on a Friday in early November.
  • The final show will be on a Sunday right after new year’s.
  • In a normal year, Christmas Spectacular plays Monday through Sunday although this year the schedule has been tweaked so certain weeks the weekdays (Mon-Wed) are off. There are typically 4 performances per day: 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm. There are also a few days that have a 9am or 1:30pm show. 75% of the tickets that we sell are for an afternoon or evening show. The morning shows are best if you are looking for cheap Christmas Spectacular tickets.
  • The run time for Christmas Spectacular is 90 minutes and there is no intermission.
  • The most popular weeks to see Christmas Spectacular are Thanksgiving week and the 1st two weeks of December. The show plays throughout the holidays, but many of our customers travel to NYC prior to Christmas to see it. Of course if you are going to New York City for New Year’s Eve, you can can still see the show as it runs through January 5th.
  • The full 2022 Christmas Spectacular schedule is posted on our main Xmas Spectacular page.
  • Please note: the 2022 Christmas Spectacular schedule is subject to change and certain shows may be impacted by Covid-19 protocols. Fans attending events in New York City, including Christmas Spectacular, may be required to be vaccinated to attend. Customers should check NYC Health requirements for attending indoor event prior to purchasing tickets.

Radio City Music Hall Seating Chart

  • Christmas Spectacular performs at Radio City Music Hall, which has a capacity of approximately 6,000 patrons per show.
  • The Rockettes are the primary tenant at Radio City Music Hall during the stretch of the show, but then it plays other concerts when Christmas Spectacular completes its run. There are other popular concerts that play Radio City Music Hall throughout the year.
  • Radio City Music Hall has a large Orchestra section that starts by the stage, and then 3 mezzanine sections rising up from the back of the Orchestra: First Mezzanine, Second Mezzanine and Third Mezzanine.
  • The most popular seats we sell are the Orchestra 3, 4 and 5 sections, which are right in-front of the stage. We also sell a ton of 1st Mezz seats, which are slightly preferably to sitting in the back of Orchestra section.
  • Directions to Radio City Music Hall are available on our site.
  • Please note: the 2022 Radio City Music Hall seating could be changed or altered due to Covid-19 protocols.
Radio City Music Hall Seating Chart

Radio City Music Hall Venue Guide

  • Orchestra Pit – There are 3 Orch Pit sections in-front of the stage.
    • The two side Pit sections have 3 rows (BBB, CCC, DDD)
    • The Center Pit section has 4 rows (AAA, BBB, CCC, DDD)
  • Orchestra – Radio City has 7 sections in the orchestra listed as “Orch 1” through “Orch 7”. Row AA is the first row in the Orchestra section. Row W or U is the last row in the Orchestra section. (Note: there is no Row ii or Row i in Orchestra)
    • Orch 1 = Orchestra Right, 31 rows
    • Orch 2 = Orchestra Right, 45 rows
    • Orch 3 = Orchestra Right Center, 47 rows
    • Orch 4 = Orchestra Center, 47 rows
    • Orch 5 = Orchestra Left Center, 47 rows
    • Orch 6 = Orchestra Left, 45 rows
    • Orch 7 = Orchestra Left, 31 rows
  • First Mezzanine – Radio City has 7 sections in the Mezzanine listed as “First Mezz 1” through “First Mezz 7”. Row A is the 1st row in First Mezzanine in the middle sections and the two side sections start at Row AA. (Note: there is no Row i in First Mezz)
    • First Mezzanine 1: Rows AA, BB & Rows A-L, 13 rows
    • First Mezzanine 2: Rows A-L, 11 rows
    • First Mezzanine 3: Rows A-L, 11 rows
    • First Mezzanine 4: Rows A-L, 11 rows
    • First Mezzanine 5: Rows A-L, 11 rows
    • First Mezzanine 6: Rows A-L, 11 rows
    • First Mezzanine 7: Rows AA, BB & Rows A-L, 13 rows
  • Second Mezzanine – The next level up at Radio City Music Hall matches the First Mezzanine in the section numbers and number of rows in each section.
  • Third Mezzanine – The top level of the auditorium at Radio City offers a nice birds eye view of the stage. Row A is the 1st row in Third Mezzanine in the middle sections and the two side sections start at Row AA.
    • Third Mezzanine 1: Rows AA, BB & Rows A-H, 10 rows
    • Third Mezzanine 2: Rows A-H, 8 rows
    • Third Mezzanine 3: Rows A-H, 8 rows
    • Third Mezzanine 4: Rows A-H, 8 rows
    • Third Mezzanine 5: Rows A-H, 8 rows
    • Third Mezzanine 6: Rows A-H, 8 rows
    • Third Mezzanine 7: Rows AA, BB & Rows A-H, 10 rows
  • Seat numbers in Radio City Music run from right to left (as you face the stage), with the lowest seat numbers in section starting on the right side (facing the stage) of that section. Seat 101 is the first seat against the wall on right side of theater (facing stage) in Orchestra 1. Seat 201 is the first seat on right in Orchestra 2 and so on.

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