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Radio City Music Hall: Front and Center for the Christmas Spectacular

In-Person Program

Full Day Tour

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:45 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1ND002
Departs Mayflower Hotel, DeSales St side
1127 Conn. Ave NW; Fringe: DoubleTree
by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD
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Radio City Music Hall during the holiday season

Please Note: The tour departs by motorcoach from downtown Washington, DC with a designated secondary pick-up outside the city. Content delivered by the study leader on the way to the destination, after the secondary pick-up, is an integral part of the study tour experience. Meeting the group once the tour is en route is discouraged.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation on all tours; additionally, current CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines (at the time of the tour) will be followed, including but not limited to masks on the bus and indoors.

There’s no more iconic holiday performance in New York than Radio City Music Hall’s famed Christmas Spectacular. And there’s no better way to see the precision dancing of the Rockettes than from prime orchestra seats in the fabulous art deco theater where the show has been a tradition since 1933.

Before the theatrical magic begins at a matinee performance, get a special behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the Music Hall, covering the stunning 1930s interiors and art, the Great Stage, Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, and an opportunity to meet a Rockette along the way.

A gourmet box lunch is served en route; dinner is on your own during 2 hours of free time after the performance.

Program includes performance, behind-the-scenes tour, lunch, premiere motorcoach, services of a Smithsonian representative, program itinerary and handout, and all gratuities. Tickets are in the orchestra section, rows GG-JJ; cost of the Music Hall tickets is not refundable over and above the usual refund policy.

General Information

  • Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
  • The tour meets at and leaves by bus from the Mayflower Hotel, Connecticut Ave. and DeSales St., NW, with a pickup stop at the DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Maryland, at about 7:25 a.m.
  • The tour takes place unless interstate travel is not possible. Some walking and standing is required.
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