Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting 2020 is on Thursday, December 3, 2020: When do they light the tree at Rockefeller center?
Thursday, December 3, 2020 is Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting 2020. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2014 Tree Lighting, Rockefeller
The exact date hasn't been set yet; it will be either November 27th or November 28th 7 - 9pm (if you call  632-3975 closer to the date, you'll get exact information)
If you will be in New for Thanksgiving, you might enjoy watching the preparation for Macy's parade the night before - you can watch them blow up those tremendous balloons, etc (warning - it's crowded and sometimes can get very cold)
Hotels in New York are expensive - don't even consider the Pennsylvania or the Carter (bedbugs).
Check out Radio City Apartments on West 49th Street (great location - less than a block from the tree - only a few blocks from the Theatre District). Every room has a kitchenette with a coffee maker, fridge, microwave and range. You'll save money if you can take back your restaurant left overs. There are suites and studios - very reasonable prices (for New York)
Read what previous guests think about Radio City Apartments - would they stay there again?
My brother and his family always stay at The Belvedere - spotless, great staff, in the Theatre District, subway and bus at the corner, microwave and fridge in every room, so you can take back the restaurant leftovers - he always gets a good price from Orbitz or PriceLine or Travelocity
There are five Apple Core hotels in Manhattan - they are inexpensive and the New York Times says they are all very clean (they are also in good areas)
Before you choose a hotel, look it up at
See what previous guests think about it and would they stay there again. Look at the photos taken by the guests - not the ones posted by the hotel. The professional photographers make a box look like a spacious mansion.
Get a copy of TimeOut New York - part of it is online here:
This should help you plan what you'd like to see. Read other questions and answers here and see other recommendations. Wear comfortable shoes - you should do lots of walking. Have a great time!
rockefeller center christmas tree lighting?
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is TENTATIVELY scheduled for November 27 or 28, 2007 from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Call 212-632-3975 for up to date information.
What are the best places to have dinner around Rockefeller Center to see the Tree Lighting from inside?
There are at least two restaurants:
1. Sea Grill in Rockefeller Center:
19 West 49th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)
I found a picture on the internet, with a view of the tree, from the dining table inside Sea Grill:
2. Brasserie Ruhlmann across Rockefeller Center:
45 Rockefeller Plaza on 49th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)
Enjoy your dinner!