NEW YORK CITY (NBC) -One of New York City’s most-loved Christmas traditions won’t go on this year — for the first time since 1933 — because of the pandemic.
The high-kicking Rockettes will not perform the Christmas spectacular due to COVID-19.
The announcement was made today by Radio City Music hall owner MSG Entertainment in a statement.
“We are disappointed for everyone involved in the show… As well as for many fans who make the Christmas spectacular a cherished part of their holiday tradition.”
The Christmas Spectacular has been going on since 1933 typically debuting in early November with the Rockettes going through more than 200-hours of rehearsal.
All tickets to the 2020 show will be automatically refunded – but in a sign of optimism for the recovery from the virus, tickets for the 2021 show are already on sale.
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