It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? The global symbol of Christmas, the tree, lights up many places around the city. From the Rockefeller Center tree lighting to the classy Plaza Hotel tree, get a front row seat to the most magical moments known for kicking off the holidays.

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

The 2nd most anticipated holiday event after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the Rockefeller tree lighting on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. The nationally televised event consists of performances by America’s favorite singers, a live audience of thousands and, of course, gazillions of lights! Word on the street is that Ariana Grande and Kelly Clarkson are slated to perform. We suggest getting into the city early, as people start lining up as early as 1pm. Grab our 12:20pm ferry from Conner’s Highlands to make it there in time. The show begins at 7pm and the lighting happens at 9pm. While you’re in the area, check out the NBC Experience store and studio tours.

December 4, 2013

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY


Can’t make it for the Rockefeller tree lighting? That’s okay, because The Plaza, another fine and accomplished Manhattan establishment and historical landmark is having a lighting ceremony for their tree! This is accompanied by a formal tea, of course. See below for the invitation and prices, children are encouraged to come!

December 2nd, 5pm

768 5th Ave

New York, NY 10019

(212) 759-3000

Thinking of driving?  Parking is a guaranteed nightmare during the holidays, and you won’t be able to get anywhere near Rockefeller Plaza. Rest easy, my friends, for we have a solution!  Let us take you into the city in style with great views and comfy seats for a day to remember, no matter what you choose to do.  Heading into the city is stress free when you ride with Seastreak!


Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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