A quintessential part of any NYC Christmas is a visit to the tree at Rockefeller Center. After you get that special picture, you can also check out some other fun things like breakfast with Santa, ice skating and more at the rink. Check out more ways to celebrate the holidays at the rink.
Fun at The Rink at Rockefeller Center
1. Visit to the Rink:
The Rink at Rockefeller Center offers a variety of special experiences including Afternoon Tea and Skating, Après Skate, late night Starlight Skate, and classic traditions such as the popular Breakfast with Santa, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Engagement on Ice and VIP Skate. General admission to The Rink is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, whenever The Rink is open to the public. All packages can be booked in advance and reservations can be made online at therinkatrockcenter.com.
2. Breakfast with Santa:
The Rink’s annual Breakfast with Santa series has officially re-opened as one of the iconic rink’s skating offerings. Guests can now indulge in a family-style breakfast while gazing at Rockefeller Center’s sparkling Christmas tree, alongside Santa and his elves. After breakfast, kids receive a special gift from Santa’s helpers and families enjoy complimentary VIP admission to the skating rink, where they skate with Santa.
The Breakfast with Santa experience will be offered at The Sea Grill and Rock Center Café every weekend through December 24th, and daily beginning December 15th through Christmas Eve. Throughout the holiday season, Saint Nick can be found skating with children on the ice and dining with families at both restaurants, which boast spectacular views of the Rink and famed Christmas tree. Carolers will serenade guests with holiday favorites as children are invited to feast on treats from the candy bar.
3. Seasonal Menus:
You can also enjoy a meal at Rockefeller Center featuring seasonal offerings at The Sea Grill and Rock Center Café will offer special seasonal menus for the holidays. At The Sea Grill combines simplicity and luxury with light and healthful dishes. Menu highlights include Acorn Squash Salad with chicory, cherries and walnut; Flash Seared Nantucket Bay Scallops with black truffle potato purée; Spanish Dover Sole with roasted spaghetti squash, balsamic brown butter sauce; and Anjou Pear Soufflé with prickly pear sorbet and sesame sable.
At Rock Center Café, guests can choose from an array of classic American holiday specialties, including Crispy Pork Belly with farmers market apple slaw and maple bourbon glaze; Baked Camembert with cranberry-orange relish and crostini, Lobster Bisque, Barolo-Braised Beef Short Ribs with truffle mashed potatoes and wild mushrooms, Magret Duck Breast with sautéed spaghetti squash; and Lemon Layer Cake with lemon curd, lemon cream and raspberry sauce. Festive cocktails include Peppermint-White Chocolate Martinis, Bourbon Hot Toddies, Spiced Pear Bellinis, and White Cranberry Cosmos.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center is located on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. For more information, visit therinkatrockcenter.com or call 212.332.7654.