NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND RELATED INFORMATION
CONCERNING ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
The New York City Police Department announced today the street closures and security measures that will be in effect during the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29th. Because heavy traffic is expected, drivers should avoid the vicinity of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall from 3 p.m. to midnight. Anyone attending the event is encouraged to use mass transit.
All spectators attending the event must pass through a security screening prior to entering the tree-lighting area. Screening areas will be located at 48th, 49th and 50th Streets at both 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas. Spectators are reminded that umbrellas, large coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks and/or large bags are prohibited.
The following streets will be subject to closure from 3:00 p.m. until the conclusion of the event: 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st Streets between Avenue of the Americas and Madison Avenue, 47th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue, and 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.
• 48th to 51st Street between Avenue of the Americas and Madison Avenue
• 47th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
• 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Effective Thursday, November 30th until Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, the following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic on weekdays from 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., and on weekends from 1:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. (Subject to change due to crowds):
• 49th Street between 5th and Avenue of the Americas
• 50th Street between 5th and Avenue of the Americas