“We’ve been working with the state on the right way to approach this and we have agreed on a ticketing plan,” de Blasio said at a briefing. “The idea is we’re going to really limit the number of people by using a ticketing approach.”
The mayor said details about the plan will be announced in the next couple of days.
Members of the NYPD and other agencies will be patrolling the area and the city will work as it has in previous years to make sure there’s ample space, including closing off some lanes of traffic, de Blasio said.
“But, again, remember, we want to make really clear to people not to come out in large numbers and to be really smart about distancing,” he said. “So, we’re going to adjust those plans to achieve that goal.”
De Blasio said he expected people to honor officials’ warnings that crowds are not safe during the pandemic, as they did during the scaled-back Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last week.
“If you get a ticket, great, go see it,” de Blasio said of the tree. “But I’m going to say it again, it’s just not like holidays we’ve gone through before. Let’s get through 2020, let’s turn the page. In 2021, we can all get back there to celebrate the tree the right way. But this year is ‘less is more.’”
Enjoy up to 4 tickets to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York City! The Tree has been a tradition that dates back to 1931. Every holiday season a Norway spruce measuring at least 75 feet tall and 45 feet in diameter is donated to Rockefeller Center and enjoyed by millions of visitors from around the world.
You and your guests will receive tickets in the VIP area to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony. The VIP tickets are for the VIP area underneath the Tree for the Live event, there are not any seats.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a worldwide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit with live performances from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Thousands crowded the sidewalks for the event and millions watched it live across the globe.
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* 2020 Tickets offer ends at X:XX PM on Day, Month Date, Year
* 2019 Tickets offer ends at 3:15 PM on Friday, May 24, 2019
FAQs on VIP Tickets
Q: Who gives out the tickets for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony?
A: Al Roker, NBC, and Tishman Speyer are the most common donators of tickets.
Q: Can anyone buy VIP tickets for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony?
A: No. You have to bid due to the number of VIP tickets available to the public.
Q: How much are the tickets worth for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony?
A: Approximately US$1,250.00 each. US$5,000 for the set of four.
Q: What is the minimum bid on the tickets for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony?
A: Expect it to start around US$1,000 with increment bids of at least US$100.00.
Q: I only need one or some of the 4 VIP tickets. Can I sell the rest?
A: No. Find guests who want to go in advance and pool together your funds.
Q: Will my VIP ticket permit me to come and go from the ceremony?
A: Once you leave the rink area, you will be unable to return.
Q: Are travel and lodging costs included in the package?
A: No! Travel and accommodations are not included.
Q: We can’t make it to the Tree lighting, can we resell our tickets?
A: Sorry! The experience cannot be transferred, resold, or re-auctioned.