the lobby was gorgeous, this photo does not do it proper justice!
The inside of the theatre was spectacular, unfortunately we didn't sneak any photos but it was thrilling to see it this time. When Hubs and I toured Radio City back in 2006, we couldn't go inside the theatre as the Tony Awards were being held there that weekend and the organizers were setting up (we were allowed a brief peek though). I have been fascinated with Radio City ever since Riverdance performed there back in the mid-1990s (oh yes I was obsessed like everyone else was, and yes the debate rages on - I favour Dunne over Flatley):
The Rockette show featured two 3-D numbers, the famous Rockette high kicks in almost every routine, the famous Toy Soldiers routine and actual live animals during the Nativity Scene, which was very impressive. Highly recommended show to see!
The next day, Hubs and I got up early to go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We staked out our spot on 6th Avenue and 42nd Street (by Bryant Park) and stood in the same spot for almost 4 hours. My feet were killing me the next day (and the day after), but it was worth it.
It was wonderful to see the decorations throughout the City, particularly once Thanksgiving was over and more Christmassy decorations appeared:
Stars at Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle
Holiday Windows at Bergdorf Goodman:
Christmas Tree at Bryant Park:
Huge wreath (one of many in the city):
Christmas Tree and Angels at Rockefeller Center (my personal favorite):
The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center on opening night, it was absolutely exquisite. One of my highlights from our vacation. The dancing, costumes, sets, theater and ambiance were first rate.....the music from the Nutcracker playing in my head for days afterwards, alternating with the music from the Rockettes show. This was our view from the 4th ring at the David H. Koch Theater (our seats were very high up but we had a good view of the orchestra pit and stage):
I'm in the Christmas mood now!