Traffic Advisory: Closures and Related Information Concerning Rockefeller Plaza for the Christmas Tree Lighting

(Photo credit: Getty Images / Theo Wargo)

(Photo credit: Getty Images / Theo Wargo)


The New York City Police Department today announced the street closures and security measures that will be in effect during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30th, at Rockefeller Center. Because heavy traffic is expected, drivers should avoid the vicinity of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Spectators are urged to use mass transit to attend the event and are reminded that umbrellas, backpacks and/or large bags are prohibited.

The following streets will be subject to closures from about 3 p.m. until the conclusion of the event: 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st Streets between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue.