Check back soon for details on the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Party!
The annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony took place on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. It is one of New York City's most celebrated events for over 80 years, and a world-wide symbol of the NYC holiday season.
You can be a special guest inside Rockefeller Center at this exclusive cocktail party as the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit!
"It was wonderful. thank you. The best time ever. Can't stop talking about it."
Be a part of the historic gala celebrations surrounding the televised annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting, including musical performances by today's hottest artists.
Brasserie Ruhlmann is the location for this unique NYCVP event, just steps from the tree. Mingle along with locals and visitors from around the world as hors d' oeuvres are passed throughout the elegant Brasserie located in the center of Rockefeller Plaza. Step outside to the private patio reserved just for this event - for a view of the Christmas Tree in all its holiday splendor.
We'll have a professional photographer available to capture your photo with the lit tree in the background - compliments of NYCVP. This once-in-a-lifetime event is an elegant start to the festive New York City holiday season!
The Insider’s Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Party begins at 7:30pm until 10pm. Hors’d oeuvres and drinks are included. Since admission into the Rockefeller Center area is tightly controlled for the Christmas Tree lighting, we have made special arrangements to provide you with a letter of confirmation and instructions that must be shown in order to gain admittance.
What you need to know
- "Dress to Impress" - no jeans or t-shirts
- You can watch the live feed of the network broadcast on TV monitors inside Brasserie Ruhlmann or on the giant screen in Rockefeller Center while outside on the patio; you cannot see the live performances in the ice skating rink.
- Although the view of the tree from the patio is slightly obstructed due to light poles, our photographer has chosen a location for a special photo once the tree is light at 9pm
- From 9pm until 10pm our DJ will play your favorites - and the dance floor is all yours!
- As you enjoy your cocktails, wine, beer and hors d' oeuvres, tens of thousands of people will stand in the Plaza for hours with no facilities and no food or drinks. Lucky you!
Start your evening off with an elegant 3-course dinner at Brasserie Ruhlmann, in the heart of Rockefeller Center!
Beginning at 5pm, you'll be our guest at an exclusive pre-party dinner at Brasserie Ruhlmann featuring your choice of Filet Mignon or Salmon - with wine served during dinner.
After dinner you'll join the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Party!
Important Information for INSIDER'S functions: This exclusive event is limited to the first 300 reservations. NYCVP cannot guarantee unobstructed views of the tree lighting; views are "first-come, first-served". In order to provide maximum viewing space there is no table seating in the outdoor patio. It is the intention of NYCVP to provide a convivial atmosphere during this special event, including food, drinks, private restroom facilities, warmth and indoor protection from the weather, and admission into the Rockefeller Center area. Since streets are closed to traffic and pedestrian movement is limited by the NYPD and Rockefeller Center security teams, NYCVP will provide instructions for admission.
TICKET DELIVERY INFORMATION: Due to security issues with the massive number of people who try to get into the Rockefeller Center area to see the tree lighting, we have to abide by the regulations and procedures of Rockefeller Center security and the NYPD. This event is private but we have to wait until we are issued the proper credentials for our guests; therefore documents and tickets will not be sent to you until approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.