My kids and I took our first trip to New York City during Thanksgiving. We attended the Broadway play, Wicked, and the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular. We watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We even braved the wind and rough waters of the Hudson River on a day cruise to the Statue of Liberty as well as a dinner cruise. This was the most amazing vacation I have ever been on. Being in the Big Apple during the Christmas season will be an unforgettable experience.
My favorite part of the entire trip was the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular. We saw it on the morning of Black Friday. It truly was a spectacular show. Even though the Rockette’s have been performing in Radio City Music Hall since 1932, there is nothing old fashioned about the show. The show was high tech, entertaining and interactive.
What surprised me the most about this show was the nativity. Near the end of the show two brothers sat down to read a book. We could not see the book, but we guessed the book when the older brother began reading from Luke 2. We saw the angel appear to the shepherds and live sheep. The kings, along with their live camels, took us on a stroll through the stars to end up at the most beautiful live nativity I have ever seen. The scene reminded me of a Fontanini nativity display I have seen in stores. With rocky scenery projected onto the 180 degree theater, we felt we were in Bethlehem with the caravan presenting our gifts to baby Jesus.
If you have never seen this performance, I highly recommend it. You can find the nativity performance on YouTube, however, I cannot put it on my blog due to copyright issues.
Have a Merry Christmas!